A long time ago I remember reading somewhere: “the only thing that will never change in life is that in time everything will change.”
One of my core messages I have in my rambling way is to take no one and nothing for granted. Nothing is permanent, the natural course of live will bring change. That is why I try to stress, appreciate what you have while you have it. It is a sad fact of life that so often we can only appreciate the true meaning or specialness of something/someone when it/they are suddenly gone from our lives. Reality hits us in the face, we mourn our lose and regret all the wasted time and opportunities gone by. Every moment of time that goes by is gone for ever. We take so much for granted. The good people/things in our lives will always be there. We begin to take life for granted.
I for one took life for granted. Never appreciated much of what I had. One of our greatest strengths is our ability to adapt. One of our greatest weaknesses is our ability to adapt. Now by adapting I mean settling in to our circumstances. Imagine you meet the most amazing person ever. You are totally blown away by this person. You are totally in awe of everything about this person. You can’t believe how lucky you are to have this person in your live. Everything is perfect. Sadly, for most of us this is likely to change, meaning those feelings of awe.
In our human way, we adapt. What we saw as so wonderful becomes the norm as time passes. While we still may still see it, knowing nothing has changed. We often begin not to be able have those feelings of awe. It is just the norm, what we expect, that person didn’t change, our expected normal changed.
Oops hit publish instead of save. Maybe a good spot to stop for today
Just popped in for a look. Have to add a comment as just watching the weather forecast. OK, we live in Canada but geesh. Forecast temp for tonight -52. The high for tomorrow predicted to be -42.