This is in response to the writing prompt for Wishlist Wednesday number 3. For details, visit this link: http://justamotheroftwo.blogspot.in/2012/12/wishlist-wednesday-number-3.html
The one thing that I wish everyone would learn is to appreciate each and every moment of each and every day. We all know life is so uncertain and could be snatched away from us at any point in time. However, how many of us actually act in our day-to-day lives based on that thought? Sadly, very few.
We crib about our jobs, income (or the lack of it), spouses, friends, neighbours, colleagues, health, roads, politicians, vacations, etc. (you get the picture). However, we wouldn't crib so much if we knew we had only a certain amount of time to live, say 6 months. We would then appreciate all the moments we had with all the people in our life.
Why, then, can't we do the same knowing fully well that we are going to die one day? Isn't that a certain amount of time to live as well?
Let us try and appreciate the life we have been given and the people in it. If we don't like something, let us work towards changing it. If we don't like someone, let us work towards eliminating that person from our life. But, let us not forget, even for a moment, to be grateful for this wonderful gift called life.
Sure, there shall be problems along the way. But, that's no reason to stop living, is it? Sydney J. Harris said, When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard", I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?". So, shrug off your problems and concentrate on living your life each day at a time. Practise gratitude and you will be amazed at the abundance that flows into your life!