Most parents tell their children that “Life goes by quickly.” Children often ignore this advice until one day they find themselves giving the exact same advice to their children.
It’s simply a fact of life that we have a limited number of days on this planet. Because of this, you should appreciate the people in your life.
When you start to approach your mid years, your older relatives are going to pass away. When this happens, many people regret not having spent more time with them while they were still alive.
Here’s how to not become one of them.
Life gets busy, to be sure, however, we need to make time to spend and appreciate our elders. All things being equal, their time is more limited than ours, and as they age, they need the love of family.
People older than you realize it more than people who are younger, that they won’t be around much longer.
On the other hand, we need to appreciate our kids and encourage them to spend time with us, for the very same reasons. Your mid years will soon turn into your advanced years. You will then be the one realizing that relatively speaking, there’s not much time left.
Aside from family, we need to have friends as well because our friends complete us and give us a more rewarding life.
Appreciating friends is just as important as appreciating family.
In many instances, friends will move away and we don’t hear from them again. It’s important to make an effort to keep in contact. This sounds like an easy task but I can assure you that it isn’t.
What Does Appreciating Friends Mean?
Appreciation is about being grateful. It’s about taking the time and thanking them for being a part of your life. Always be willing to help your friends and family. Be grateful for the little things that people do as well as the big things.
Consider showing up even if people you care about say they don’t need help. Often, they admit afterwards that you helped and made their lives easier
Make sure you let the people in your life know you are there for them. Don’t just say the words. If needed, take deliberate action. Sometimes, people don’t like to ask for help. Well, you can consider showing up even if they say they don’t need help. Often, they admit that you helped and made their lives easier.
Sometimes, appreciation is simply listening to others and finding out what they truly want or what they dream about. If you can later help them realize their dreams, they’ll be just as appreciative of you, as you are of them.
If you want to be appreciative, be willing to give more than you take. This will set the stage for letting it be known that you’re a caring person. It shows that you appreciate people. It’s also easy and rewarding at the same time.
Remember…appreciate the people in your life while you still can.