I take my husband for granted and I expect he takes me for granted too
I assume that my children are always going to be here and also my friends and
parents and other family members.
I take for granted the home I live in and the electricity that generates my appliances and lights
I take for granted having running water and food to eat with ever I need or feel like it.
I take for granted the clothes and shoes and toiletries that I use on a day to day bases.
Really in hindsight I take many things for granted because they are just there.
I suppose it is human nature not to think about things or even people that are around us in our normalise
because then we would become worrywarts ect. But on the other hand maybe it would do us well to take a few minutes every now and then to think about all of those things and all of the people in our lives and give thanks for them.
it is sad that often we don't ever take the time to that, gives thanks, until something is taken away from us.
I would like to think I am choosing to value my life, those in my life and those things that make my life comfortable in my now. While they are here and present. Gratitude is such a misunderstood word. To me it means being appreciative and open in my praise of acts/things and people who touch my day and life. Around me this week I have had family and a friend lose a loved pet and mother and it opened up for me once again the need to sit in appreciation of everything that graces my life. To be aware that it will not take an act of loss to make me sit up and take notice of what that individual or animal or thing meant or gave to me for me to realise my appreciation of what a gift it has been.
I believe in the Butterfly Effect, and that my little acts of appreciation will flutter around and create a change that I could not foresee. But in my now I am hoping that those who I love and admire or who have touched my life will know that I saw, I cared and I appreciated even on those days where it seems I do not...
Love and Light
Grace and Appreciation