“Learn to Appreciate What You HAVE, Before Time Makes You Appreciated What You HAD”

“Learn to appreciate what you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had.”

Today’s society has hindered our way of living. Think about it.. we have the mindset of faster is better. The more we get done during the day, the better. Our minds are mimicking Earth by spinning millions miles a second. How often do we forget to do something because we have so much on our plate that our minds have gone on auto-pilot?  Now, this isn’t a blog about badgering our society because we live in a great Country with endless opportunities. This blog is about pushing the pause button every so often on the movie. I’m sure you’re wondering, what the heck am I talking about? I’m talking about taking the time out of your day to stop and realize what is going on around you. We don’t want to walk up one morning, roll out of bed and realize you are eighty years old and your life has flashed before your eyes.

We live in a very fast-paced society, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a few of the 86400 seconds in a day to push the pause button. I just lost a dear colleague and friend at the age of 42 this past week, and it made me realize I did not tell him how much I appreciated him. He was the most hard-working, dedicated, and self-less man I have ever met. He always put others before him. Did I ever tell him any of that? Nope and now it’s too late.

This blog is about reminding you to tell everyone in your life how much you appreciate them. It only takes a few seconds out of your 86400 second day. We all say the cliché quote, “Life is too short,” but how many of us truly believe it when we are up to our knees in paperwork and stress? Unfortunately, it takes a tragedy like my dear friend to remind us that YES, life is too short and for some it gets cut shorter.  You don’t want to live with the regret of not telling someone how much you appreciate everything they do for you. This goes for everyone: employees, bosses, colleagues, loved ones, friends, mailman, etc. You never know how much three little words of, I appreciate you, can affect an individual. It can change lives. So please, take the time and let everyone know before time makes you appreciate what you had. Just remember it only takes a few seconds of your 86400 seconds in a day.

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