As a writer, I like to find the irony in things or the predictably irattional things we do as humans. One of my favorite quotes/song lyric has always been, “don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone.” A lot of times we have to lose something to realize how much we really loved or needed it. It’s the old graduation goggles phenomenon where in the moment you felt like you hated it and it was all wrong but once it’s over you wish you could relive it again. (ah if only I could go back to the days where I had no bills)
We all are guilty of it at one point. But why do we always seem to wait until it’s gone to appreciate something? Wouldn’t we have felt so much better if we had just appreciated it while it happened? And think of all the amazing things that could have happened because we expressed this gratitude and acted upon it.
I hate living my life in the “what if” so I’m learning to be appreciative of the now. No matter how much it may seem to suck or even if you’re in a very indifferent time in your life, appreciate whatever you have going on NOW. Don’t wait for some turning point to realize the importance of these moments. There have been a lot of ups and downs for me lately but I have to say I’m grateful for all of it and I’m most grateful for the unknown future because that means anything is possible.