The brighter side of life

By Dani Ricker, Posted April 16, 2014

It happens every day, you get busy, you have the stuff to do and you’re just constantly in a hurry. You’re in so much of a hurry that you don’t have the time to stop and smell the roses.

You’re so caught up in the morning that you don’t take the time to appreciate your toothbrush or your hairbrush. I mean, who wants smelly breath or tangled hair?

But seriously, so many small things are overlooked, but if they were to magically disappear overnight; everyone would notice.

One person told me they were grateful for water. I know it sounds cliché and all, but how awesome is it to be able to take a hot shower whenever you feel like it?

Something else that was brought to mind is your favorite food. Whether it’s steak, eggs, mac ‘n cheese, mashed potatoes, apples, or grapes it’s available to you whenever.

Another person told me pillows. I agree, pillows are a beautiful thing. And you would definitely notice if your pillow was no longer on your bed.
I asked a group of students to name one thing that they are grateful for. The responses were “nail polish,” my car,” snow,” and “my favorite pen.”
I mean, nail polish is alright I guess. Some appreciate it more than others.

I agree with the car, it’s nice not to have to walk everywhere. Snow is awesome. And I also have a favorite pen. I would be very sad if I lost that pen.
Another thing all people should be grateful for is aglets. I bet a lot of people don’t even know what those are. But trust me, they’re handy. Or should I say footy? Ha. Ha. No? Kay.

These are all small things but they mean a lot to some people. It’s kind of sad to think about all the small things in life that don’t get any appreciation.
We take so much for granted. However, if you were to stop and think about all the things you use on a daily basis there is a lot that you would miss if they were to magically disappear.

Let’s all just take a minute to smell the roses and think about all the small things in life.

Be grateful for what you have, because when you’re content with what you have life is a lot better.