I am one of those fortunate people who have experienced quite a bit of loss and separation in my life. Yes, I said fortunate. I am fortunate because we live in a society where when someone leaves you or is going to be missing from your life for a period of time we realise how much we appreciate them. That is when we usually tell them how much they mean to us and how they have positively affected our life. When they are no longer there, supporting us, helping us or simply brightening our day we realise what they did and usually enter a search for a way to fill the void that they have left.
I have always wondered why we need to get to the point of actually losing someone before we can appreciate them? Why do we not appreciate the friends, family and loved ones we have in our lives every day? Imagine what that would feel like!
Why do we leave it until someone is leaving our lives to tell them what they mean to us? Why can we not tell them when we have them there that we appreciate them.
I always see appreciation as a mirror. It reflects to you what you see in yourself. When you appreciate yourself for your uniqueness, your skills, your talents and for what you have to contribute to the world, then you start to appreciate and accept others for their uniqueness, their skills and talents.
Everyone has positive and negative traits. It is what makes us all human and unique. The negatives provide you with the opportunity to grow and learn if you let them, but as always the choice is up to you.
I hope after reading this post you will tell someone who is in your life now how much you appreciate them. Or maybe you will look in the mirror and tell yourself how much you appreciate you!
I appreciate you taking the time to read this post.
Have a fantastic weekend.