No one is guaranteed a full eighty year life span. Everyone likes to believe they are automatically going to live and die of old age and of course this would be wonderful. Yet not everyone is so fortunate. You can die within the next 5 minutes. You are not guaranteed any amount of time here. With that in mind, are you content with you life? Are you grateful for every single little seemingly insignificant thing you are so extremely lucky to have? That you are a complex, breathing, living, and intelligent being. Just knowing how unexpected and abrupt things in life can deliver to you, does it seem to make any sense to spend your time unnecessarily in agony and sorrow?

To put yourself in misery, when your time could be better put towards the appreciation of who you have become, your triumphs, your growth, your fortune/blessings. Remember that even when you've experienced a great loss, you will still have a bounty of amazing things ( that are often taken for granted) Like a great friend once told me " The wheel never stops spinning. Moments, you're up , others you are down, but that never changes who you are. "

I forget to breath sometimes in deep moments of my appreciation. I remember to never take my fortunate standing in life for granted, no matter how small. Sometimes I over think and fear that all I have will be lost one day. I remind myself that everything is transient and nothing lasts forever. Once I grasped this concept, I became stronger emotionally and mentally.

All that matters is that I appreciate and remember to show that appreciation because if I were to lose anything, I would have peace of mind knowing that time when I was lucky enough to have it, I did not waste it ( never taking it for granted) and made the best with the time I was given with it. Never forgetting the value of every little thing I am so blessed to have from the clothes on my back, to clean water to drink, a warm home to go to every night, art supplies, the ability to be physically active, and the list can go on for an eternity.

" feeling appreciation and not showing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it ".

I just have to say that people generally have more than they'd like to think or notice. Besides, its nicer and makes me more content to appreciate what I have rather want and want and want what I do not have,

Think about it this way, If I want what I already have - there is nothing lacking.

like this other quote ( sorry I love quotes )

" Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. Remember that what you have now was once amongst the things you could only hope for "

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