Lit. · Love.

A P P R E C I A T I O N

Perhaps if you
Love fiercely, boldly and with no apologies.
Love unconditionally – the good, the bad, the ugly and everything in between.
Love without hesitation, fear or mistrust.
Love to the point of madness, leaving no room for doubt.
Love kindly, always seeing the good, recognizing that though we are fundamentally flawed, everyone deserves a second chance.
Perhaps if you love yourself this way, then someone would see us and know exactly how it should be done.


 

You’d think we’d have learnt by now:
To not appreciate what we have only after we’d lost them.

It’s sad that we’ve grown used to the assumption that whenever we need something, it will be there. There are many things we fail to realize the true value of until they are missing from our lives. Think of technology, the Internet and your cell phone. You do not realize how vital your cell phone is to your life until you have to go days without it. Enjoy the little things in life because someday you will realize they were the big things.

“People say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Truth is, you knew what you had, you just never thought you’d lose it.”

Happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting what you don’t have, rather it’s recognizing and appreciating what you do have. Appreciate all the things you have in life because you never know when that time will end. Clear the clutter inside your mind and realize what you have right now. Don’t wait until you’ve lost it to finally see how much you took it for granted. Don’t wait until you realize that without it, your foundation to make it through each day begins to crumble.

The thing is, very few people can see the impact of what they do now and how it relates to their futures. Which would you rather regret: the present, where you have no idea what is happening as it’s in real time and you haven’t the slightest conception of long-term consequences; or the past where you can take your time to see things as they were? People make mistakes and leave the things they love most. They fail to appreciate the good thing they once had and as a result will continuously regret their decision.

People constantly want something more, something new, but sometimes the most valuable things are what have been with us at all times. Just because something isn’t happening for you right now does not mean that it never will. Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have. Just like you don’t know what you have until it’s gone, you don’t know what you’ve been missing until it arrives.

 

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