For most, criticism comes easier than gratitude. When the week gets long, it’s more natural to complain and grumble than to give thanks.
Sometimes, familiarity breeds contempt. Sometimes, it just breeds complacency and taking for granted those family and friend who are in your life.
What I’ve learned is that you can never wasted time in gratitude for your life and the people in it. You and I should tell people what they mean to us while they’re still around to hear it.
Remember, if you lose your job, you can get another one, but if you lose your health, it’s much more difficult to get back. You can spend all your time making a living, but you’re better off investing in people and leaving a legacy. In your last days, you won’t ask to see your paycheck stubs or your work awards. You’ll never lie on your deathbed and wish you could have spent more time at the office or worked more overtime.
Spend time now with what matters. Or with who matters. The memories that will matter most are always the ones with people, not things.