How to Appreciate Life : For Dummies

By Blakley Releford


Everyone has probably heard the saying, “don’t let one bad second ruin your whole day”. There is a quote I once found which explains this concept really well. It says, “so, you have $86,400 in your account and someone stole $10 from you. Would you be upset and throw all of the $86,390 away in hopes of getting back at the person that took your $10? Or move on and live? Right, move on and live. See, we have 86,400 seconds in every day so don’t let someone’s negative 10 seconds ruin the rest of the 86,390. Don’t sweat the small stuff, life is bigger than that” (author unknown). If you’ve never heard that quote, I want you to think about it for a second. Think about all the times that you’ve thrown away all your leftover seconds, and think about what you might have missed out on by doing so.

In my opinion, throwing away time is the perfect example of being unappreciative. Time is a precious thing that you cannot get back no matter how hard you try. So, step one is that we need to learn to get over ourselves and realize that life is too short to worry about the little things because I’m sure that all of us have something way more important that we could put our time into. Step two is: instead of crying over some situation that didn’t go your way, go do some homework, read a book, do something productive. Instead of calling into work just because you’ve had a bad day, go to work, be productive, and I promise it will make you feel better. Step three is to realize that going out and making your day full of events instead of just sitting around will make you feel so much better, and will help you live your life to the fullest.