10th June, 2019
Today I was wondering about how we just assume that a thing or a person is always going to be around when we need them the most, and we kinda’ just don’t acknowledge their importance in our lives because we assume, again, that they probably know about their value in our lives. But do they really? While we don’t actually take them for granted, it is very much possible that we forget to let them know how much they mean to us, or how much significance they hold in our lives. Maybe if we were more candid with each other about these things, no matter how platonic our bonds are, communication wouldn’t be such an issue and so many misunderstandings could be avoided.”
How many times have we taken things or people for granted and not realized their value until they’re no longer a part of our lives? Hey, I’m no expert, and I’ve lost track of the number of people I don’t talk to anymore because the fault was mine, but of course, the list of the fake plants I’ve stopped watering is much longer. But let’s save that for another day! This is one of the main reasons why I’ve started telling the people in my life how absolutely grateful I am for them.
It takes lesser than a minute of our time to send a text expressing your gratitude for the people who have been around for a much longer time than most. And I cannot stress on this enough, but telling people that you love them, even if it’s just platonically, is so, so important! So, how would you like to make somebody’s day? Because no matter how much we deny it, it’s in our nature to feel happier when validated. And let’s face it, we all love to hear nice things from the people we love, so why don’t we take the ‘nice’ to them?
We never know when somebody might stop being around. So postponing telling them how much they mean to you is just taking a huge risk. It’s something I’ve learned over time, and also the reason why I never shy away from telling the people who mean the most to me that they do.
I don’t mean to scare you when I say that they might stop being around, it’s just that it’s a busy, fast-paced world we live in, and we don’t know at what moment our connection to people could end. Highly ironic, isn’t it, considering how much technology has already helped bring the world closer?
So, don’t wait to tell anybody how much they mean to you. Ever. Now go spread some sunshine in the world!
Hey guys! I hope you liked my post. For day 10, I chose to write about the people and things we often take for granted. I would love to hear what you have to say about this. Also share it with someone who means the world to you! I’ll look forward to it!