It is so easy to take things for granted. We all do it, some of us more than others, but we all do it. Phones, TVs, the internet, cars, every kind of good invention we take for granted. We get hooked and sucked into this constant need for more. We are never satisfied with what we have. This blog is an example of that. I get plenty of good comments about my writing and they do really mean a lot to me. But I always want one more. So I try to write something bigger and better than the last, just to get this one good comment. Then of course one isn’t enough, I want more. I can’t quite make my mind up whether it’s a constant need of encouragement or whether it’s just greed and being ungrateful.
For so many years I have truly hated Valentine’s Day. I found it the most lonely and miserable day of the year, every single year. For the first time ever, this year I have somebody to spend it with. And I am stressing myself out like mad about finding the perfect thing to do. I have only just got it into my head that whatever we do, it will be special and a heck of a lot better than previous years. So why am I doing this to myself? Why am I doing it to him?
Experiences of the past have taught me to never take things for granted. So why do I still do it? In the past I have learnt that the only things that truly matter to me are that I am loved, that the people who I love know how much I love them, and my health. I promised myself that would be all I ever really needed to be happy. I promised myself that I would always remember that feeling where nothing else mattered, and go back to it when I need a big kick up the back side! 🙂 And that is what I have just been doing.
It’s the little things in life that matter really. Things like good health, friendship, love, food, water and shelter. It’s the little things that make the biggest difference. So try and appreciate these things every day. At the end of the day, look back on your day and pick out a few things that you are grateful for. There will always be something, even if it doesn’t seem much, it still counts.
When I look back on today, I am grateful for somewhere to live, food, an understanding and lovely boyfriend, and coffee! The world is a better place when I have coffee haha! I would have definitely been like a zombie without it today.
xx ❤ xx