Time to AppreciateApril 28, 2011 at 5:56 am | Posted in Positivity | 14 Comments
In general, I’d like to consider myself an appreciative person… “thank you” comes as second nature to me, I don’t expect anyone to do anything for me that I can’t do myself, I take care of my health and well-being, and I know the value of a dollar. That said, there are so many places in my everyday life where I often look over how lucky I truly am. Yes, my life is crazy intense right now, but I don’t want those so-called “little things” to go without recognition.
Five Things I Take for Granted
#1 My mom ALWAYS being available to me when I call.
24/7 my mom will stop everything she’s doing to answer the phone when I call. On top of that, she’s willing to listen to me drone on for hours on end about who knows what. It’s been my saving grace in SO many stressful situations, and I realize I don’t tell her enough how much it means to me.
#2 My two absolutely incredible older brothers.
I love these two to death. I look up to them both, and admire and respect them so much! We definitely don’t see each other or talk as much as we should, but I know when the going gets tough, they’ll be there for me in a heartbeat.
#3 My amazing friends who would cite a “family emergency” during a business meeting to come give me a hug and take me to coffee after my one (and only) car mishap.
Yes, this really did happen… I backed up against a pillar in my parking garage and a friend came and saved me.
#4 My incredible apartment.
As a Freshman in college, I know I’m incredibly lucky to even be living in an apartment, let alone a large, safe, well-kept, beautiful apartment with a full kitchen and balcony. It’s PERFECT for me.
#5 My prestigious college education.
This one’s a little different… I definitely don’t take my education for granted in general, but I think I tend to forget how lucky I am to be going to a school like UW Madison. We have some of the best professors, extensive fields of study, and truly top-notch learning environments out there. I’ve changed my major 6 times – trust me, I’ve been around.
Do I take things for granted in life? Yes. I’m a very grateful person, but I think we could all use a step back every now and then to take in all the AMAZING things life is handing us every single day.
What’s one thing you take for granted in your life these days?