20 Mar 2017
We take people for granted, but we don’t stop there. If we were to think more about this, what about our lives, the things we have in our lives that we assume we will always have and yet those too are the things we take for granted?
Not only our lives, but what about our health, our jobs, having a house to live in, food on the table, being able to open our eyes to a new day. These are the very things we don’t stop to think about, the very things that happen, the very things we take for granted. Perhaps those are the things we should be thinking about.
Growing up with a disability made me more aware of the pitfalls; that nothing we have should be taken for granted. In our busy lives, we fail to look at the small-print, we fail to stop and think about what it is to experience life in the moment, in its simplicity. We live and think big, want only the best, exciting things, instead of learning to appreciate the little things.
It’s the little things that make up the bigger picture, we should savour those. Learn to live in the moment, to take the rough with the smooth, embrace the good things that happens to us and appreciate those without assuming or taking those for granted; to live presently without revisiting the past and always work on seeing and thinking about the more simple things.
Life is too short to wish we’d done things differently, but how easy would it be to look back and wish we’d literally taken the simple approach to our life, when the door’s firmly closed.
We’d all be and act differently and the world would be a different place for our children to grow up in.