Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A is for Appreciate

 The famous old bard once wrote,

“What is this life so full of care,
 If we have no time to stand and stare?”

Perhaps, he spoke about not taking time out to appreciate nature. The magnificent sun, the radiant moon, the spectacular blooms, the swaying trees and the cool breeze. We have no time indeed to look at the world around us; far less appreciate what is in it!! But I would like to understand his rhyme as it extends to every aspect of our lives. If we just took a moment to sit down and notice, we would find so many things that we have been taking for granted all our lives.

There are so many people out there who wish that they had what we have. The things we might not give a second thought to are luxuries for so many; Good air to breathe, food on our plates, potable water to drink, a roof over our heads, and a warm bed. And yet, we have no time to appreciate being so blessed.

Then I think of life and its moments. These moments are fleeting, and what is there now will soon be gone, and we will wish we had treasured them more. In the end they will all be memories, memories we will hold on to forever. When we learn to appreciate these little moments in life, they leave us with smiles on our faces and contentment in our hearts.

How about the people we love? We never truly appreciate all that our parents did for us, till we have kids, and we start doing all those things for our children! How often we take for granted the unconditional love of our parents, spouse, children and friends! These are the people who see us through our thick and thin, supporting us, loving us, and holding us when we fall.

We better learn to appreciate what we have before it turns into what we had! It’s never too late to show our appreciation for the blessings we have received, for the love we have received, for the abundance we have and for every single moment of life. The more we appreciate what we have, the more we will have to appreciate.


  1. well written! we spend most of our time crying over what we don't have and forget to be thankful for what we have.. good luck with the challenge!

  2. Yup, Appreciation is the best gift we can give someone these days, because most ppl fall back in confidence when the going gets tough....and yes, we must appreciate each n every moment we live ! :) Good one, dear :)

  3. Some lovely thoughts. If only more people thought this way. Good luck with the A-Z Challenge.

  4. so true .. people generally fails to appreciate those who loves us unconditionally and is always there for us .. we are so busy rushing for a happy ending that we forget to make our moments amazing .. well written as always :)

  5. Appreciation and gratitude is the key to happy living. Well said dear!

  6. Welcome to A to Z Challenge! Great post and very inspirational. Appreciate and be thankful. Not always easy, but this perspective does make life easier for you and those within your circle of influence.

  7. Sometimes I wish that my fiance' had found me years ago, or that we'd hooked up in high school. But then I realize that maybe the reason our relationship is so great is that we've both been through hell with other people, and we appreciate each other very much. I am very grateful to him for saving me and for how hard he works for our little family.

  8. Perfect! Appreciation is such a rare thing these days! Thanks for the reminder

  9. A nice read indeed...............


At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person..deep gratitude for those who have lighted the flame within me!! your comments will be appreciated..

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