Stop taking these things for granted…right now!

Stop taking these things for granted…right now!

We all know (or should know) that appreciation and gratitude are key to happiness. 

Which also means that happiness comes to those who DON'T take too many things for granted. 

But we all do. 

And accordingly, many of us don't enjoy as much happiness as we could. So stop taking these 8 things for granted to enjoy more positive emotion and a better life…

via PickTheBrain by Alden Tan

One day here. The next day gone.

Here are 9 simple things we need to stop taking for granted:

1) Our health

Last week I suffered from severe diarrhea and fever. Why? Because I made the dumb mistake of eating a two-day old Subway from the fridge.

My pride was hurt. My ego was bruised. It felt more painful than the pain my stomach was going through.

Why? Because I rarely ever get sick. At most, I fall sick twice a year. I thought I was invincible.

But none of us are invincible. We’re all human and the human body fails from time to time.

Don’t take your health for granted. Eat right, exercise enough and don’t eat expired food.

2) The friends closest to us

Have you ever had friends who you see a lot and hence know of all, if not most of their flaws? Have you then focused on them to the point of questioning why you’re still friends with them?

You may be annoyed, frustrated, angered and saddened by your friends from time to time, but guess what? Friends do that. And friends forgive.

If you’re constantly focusing on the negativity in your friends, you’re effectively taking them for granted. You never know at which point in your life you’d need them. Be loyal to them and be happy together.

3) Inspiration

There is a problem with inspiration.

The problem is that it doesn’t last. The initial ‘high’ you feel when you get inspired by some story, movie, concert or whatever may make you feel on top of the world, but not for long. That is why we get frustrated down the road where we work so hard only to not get the results we want.

Don’t take inspiration for granted. Keep getting yourself re-inspired. Put in the effort to get out there and soak up inspiration from whatever source that appeals to you. This is a must. It should be on your to-do list…

…keep reading the full list of important things to appreciate HERE