52 Weeks of Gratitude is a year-long (haha just kidding, it’s like taking me two years) blog prompt that aims to bring the writer a deeper sense of Gratitude. You can see the list of prompts back on Week #1’s post! (And I usually link up with Ember Grey’s Monday Grateful Hearts series, so be sure to check that out!!
#17: Something You Take For Granted
When I read this prompt a few things went through my head: people, my job, the money I DO have, etc. But I think that the best way for me to answer this is simply with “time”. It’s an easy thing to lose isn’t it? One second we say “Oh, I’ll just read another chapter” and two hours later we’re rushing around trying to get whatever we wanted to done. Or, “oh, I’ll stop by and see so and so next week” and then… its too late. If you read this blog, you know that I’ve lost loved ones (as we all have) and its pretty hard not to look back and wonder if we truly used our time with them to the fullest. Not even just with death, but I’ve lost a friend or two along the way due to stupid disputes or from drifting apart: Did I use the time with them I DID have in the best way? Or the opposite – should I have given my precious time to others who were more deserving/ wanting of my presence?
So, my challenge to myself and to my readers is this: In the next week or so – put down that phone, put away that book, turn off that TV and BE with the people that you love. You’re giving them your time, so USE IT. Talk to them. Ask them about their goals, their struggles, their passions. Learn about your loved ones. And when you’re alone – USE the time to your advantage. Cross things off that To Do List, read that book you’ve been meaning to, cuddle that puppy or kitten, take a moment to relax and regain your calm/balance. Don’t mindlessly watch TV hours on end (unless its Supernatural or Game of Thrones or the Walking Dead LOL)! The everyday, simple, calm moments are the times that we should be grateful for and relish in! Enjoy!!
So, what things do you do to make sure you don’t take time for granted?
And, if you were writing this post – what would you have written about?