You don't know the value of what you have till you lose it. HOW?

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    You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until You Lose It

    How often do you take stock of what you have got in life, rather than moaning about what you have not got?

    We are all guilty of just accepting things and not truly appreciating them, assuming that they will always be there. It may be a good time to check out now what you have but do not really appreciate.

    The big thing in our lives that we usually just take for granted, is our family, because they have always been there, we just accept their presence, but do not really place any value on them. I can hear you all mumbling, he’s finally lost it, but how many times do we ignore our family to work a bit longer, to enable us to buy another possession. How many times do we say to ourselves, as soon as I have paid off this or that , I will then be able to take the kids to the sports day or some other activity that will never present itself again.

    In our mind we are justifying our actions to suit ourselves, and if we are not very careful, our lives become a collection of habits. Everytime we say when I have done this, I will do that, we are getting further away from the thing we really wanted to do.
    We form a habit and that then becomes the norm, until eventually we are living our lives doing things we do not want to do, in an effort to get to a position where we can do what we want to do.

    Unfortunately, by the time you are in a position to do what you want to do, it becomes almost impossible to break the habitual life that you have created to get there. It is really scary when you actually evaluate your life and consider all the sacrifices you make, to give your family a better life, and in the final analysis you create something that does not even come close to resembling your vision.

    In most situations, by the time you have created, the environment that you strived for, at the expense of your family, the family is so fragmented, that you all appear strangers. This is when you find out what is important, the problem is it is too late, the kids have found their own lives, your partner has also created a life around what has been happening and you are left there scratching your head wondering what on earth has happened.

    It is unfair, but society is changing at such a rate that we have to do so much more now, just to standstill. We should all assess our situation now and check if we are on course to get what we are striving for. If you are just looking to create an environment that impresses the neighbours, that is fine, but if you think that you are creating a happy, bonded, loving family in the future, have a real good look at things.


    Brilliant answer!!:-))

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