“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” ~Cynthia Ozick
How often do you pause to appreciate what you have got in life?
When I was young, I took things for granted. I believe many children did so, as well. After all, we were young and we didn’t know what life may well be like on the other side.One thing we took for granted was education In my country, it’s required for all children to go to school, so it was a given. We never thought about how lucky we were to be educated.We also took our teachers for granted.We never thought about how lucky we were to have teachers who cared for our growth so much, and poured their heart and soul into their lessons.Then slowly as I grew up, I began to appreciate things around me more. As I saw more and more of the world out there, I realized all the things I’d been given are not rights, but privileges.I realized that being literate is a not a right, but a gift. I realized there is a lot of war and violence in the world, and I’m lucky to live in a country where it’s safe and peaceful. I realized there are people out there who don’t have their five senses, and to have mine is a gift.I realized the world is so beautiful, and we’re lucky to live in such an amazing world.Sometimes it’s easy to feel bad because you’re going through a tough time in life. However, remember that no matter how bad your situation may seem, there are tens of thousands of things to be grateful for in life.Below is a simple list of things that I’m grateful for in my life. Most of the items, if not all, will apply to you too. I’m sure as you read this list, you’ll think of many more things to be grateful for. Feel free to add on in the comments box below. I would love to read them.3
Your parents– for giving birth to you. Because if there is no them, there will not be you.
Your family – for being your dearest kin in the world.
Your friends – for being your companions in life.
Sense of sight – for letting you see the colours of life.
Sense of hearing – for letting you hear trickle of rain, the voices of your favorite ones, and therefore the harmonious chords of music.
Your speech – for giving you the outlet to express yourself.
Your heart – for pumping blood to all the parts of your body every second since you were born; for giving you the ability to feel.
Your mind – for the ability to think, to store memories, and to create new solutions.
Your good health – for enabling you to do what you want to do and for what you’re about to do in the future.
Your college – for providing a environment contributive to learning and growing.
Your lecturers – for his or her dedication and for passing down knowledge to you.
Tears – for helping to you express your deepest emotions.
Disappointment – so you know the things that matter to you most.
Pain – for you to become a stronger person.
Sadness – for you to understand the spectrum of human emotions.
Happiness – for you to soak within the fantastic thing about life.
Sunrise – for an attractive sight to begin the morning.
Rain – for cooling you when it gets too warm and for making it comfy to sleep in on weekends.
Snow – for making winter even a lot of stunning.
Rainbows – for an attractive sight to appear forward to after rain.
Internet – for connecting you and other despite the physical space between you.
Your mistakes – for serving to you to improve and become better.
Love – for letting you feel what it means to truly be alive.
Life’s challenges – for helping to you grow and become who you are.
Life – for giving you the chance to experience all that you’re experiencing, and will be experiencing in time to come.