I don’t know how many times I’ve heard this throughout my life… but it’s beyond true. We take so much things for granted and it’s so sad that we only realize it when it’s gone. When’s the last time you said “Thank God for this glass of water!” (or “wow. What would I do without this water?”)
Beyond taking things for granted, we get too caught up on things we shouldn’t care so much about. Of course you could have a job that you need to support your family, but sometimes we just have to slow down. Today, it’s like everyone’s in such a rush. I have to do this, do that. No time for sleep.
You just have to think what is truly important in your life. Just think of this situation:
A man was working until 4AM at his home to finish his paper work. His boss was going to fire him if he didn’t finish it. Of course, he didn’t want that. He had his wife who was pregnant with a 3 month old baby and a 2 year old daughter who needed his support. The only thing that was on his mind was to finish that paper so he could provide for his growing family. His daughter was bugging him through out the night but all he said was “Sorry baby I really have to do this paperwork so daddy can feed you.” So his daughter went back to bed. The next day, he was in such a hurry to go to work because he overslept. Being drowsy, he forgot to bring his cellphone. The whole day while he was at work, his wife was trying to contact him. His daughter had a serious case of pneumonia and she wanted her daddy. He finally got home that night to find no one there, but a note that explained everything. The father rushed to the hospital to see his beautiful daughter just in time to be by her side.
What if it was something worse? What if his daughter died while he was at work? He was too busy to try to see the things that were truly important to him.
Usually, when we talk about taking things for granted, we say “things” like items (like the water I mentioned earlier). However, the things we truly take for granted are people. Next time you get mad at someone who you truly love, tell them how much they mean to you. I know I never did that but I might just… I’m sure it’ll shake the person up. You just don’t know when anyone’s going to leave this world. Instead of getting mad at your mom for telling you to clean your room, just CLEAN IT!!! You’re not going to die from it so stop complaining.