As I lay upon my bed in silence at this very moment I type, I thought about posting on various other topics but I just had to get this off my chest! I don’t even know if what I am going to say will flow but imma just type anyway.

I appreciate life, and I know it sounds so cliché but I am so so grateful for all that I have right now. Even for the things that I don’t have I am grateful. Because I believe that anything that is meant for you won’t pass you by and when things seem hard (and trust me I know we all struggle with things) it’s so easy to want to throw in the towel and be done with it but guess what, the same things we complain about another person is praying for! Our problems are only as big as the next man but even then I’m sure they’re not THAT bad. And that’s what this post is about, appreciating what I have because I am still better off than many others, and I’m not even talking about materialistic things, I’m talking about my health, the fact I woke up today (somebody didn’t but I did) and have breath in my body, that I can see, hear, touch, even walk. That I have a roof over my head and food in my belly, that is what I appreciate.

Today on my way home from work I decided to take the bus because my train wasn’t due for another 20 minutes and being the impatient person I am, I thought I would jump on the bus and be home in that time. I was wrong. The bus kept delaying from the 7 minutes it said it would take initially, and guess what, it took 20. I was cold and vex at this point thinking if I weren’t so impatient in the first place I would’ve been home – oh the irony!

When I finally got on the bus I just admired all the people I was going passed. I sat there thinking there is such diversity amongst us, and it is amazing. Each individual has a story and we may never know what that is for someone but can you really assume you know what type of person someone is just from their outward appearance? The answer in my opinion is no but I’m sure we’re guilty of doing it anyway. I know I am at least. But that’s what make us special the fact that we all differ, who would want to be in a place where everyone was the same?

Appreciate what you have, do not be envious of the next person because you do not know what they have been through to get to where they are. You will get to where you wanna go things just take time. Trust your journey. Tell your friends and family you love them, in fact show them. Nothing speaks louder than words than actions do. Make plans and stick to them but sometimes yolo init… Spontaneity! Time does not wait for no man so appreciate the now! X

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  1. Ché
    29th October 2015 / 1:20 pm

    I can agree with you that at times I feel like this is not how i saw it 2b. Being in a place of loneliness was never what I thought would happen but I have to keep believing it is for a purpose. Everyday being the same, being only in my own comfort and never receiving a fone call makes me feel pretty rubbish at times. I try to distract myself with work but sometimes i need a break. From what I learnt from my manager at work, most people at the age of 30 still don’t have it all together so u not ‘ab-normal’ if u don’t have the partner, home or well paid job. We can get confused by the people around us but know there are many in the same position as us. Our journeys are all different just have to keep going…

  2. 18th February 2016 / 8:03 am

    Just what I needed to read this morning.x

    • shannonkara
      18th February 2016 / 10:44 am

      Awwww glad to have helped Hun! Hope ur okay xxx