Appreciate The Little Things In Life

Appreciate The Little Things In Life

Life goes by in the blink of an eye, appreciate the moments.

“Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you will look back, and realize they were the big things.”

Always appreciate the little things in life. Whether it is a beautiful sunrise or sunset, pretty flowers growing on the side of the road, music playing on the radio, your pets, your family and friends -- appreciate them. There will always be somebody who is less fortunate than you in this world, and it is important that we realize that. Appreciate the little things.

If you see a beautiful sunrise or sunset, take a picture of it. Capture its radiance and share it with the world. If you’re driving when you see it, pull over and take in its beauty. Somebody might not be able to see the sunrise or sunset. Go outside and soak up the rays on a sunny day. Dance in the rain on a rainy day. Appreciate the little things.

Show your family that you appreciate them. Don’t be afraid to tell them that you love them and always be there for them when they need you. You never know when one day comes that they might not be there anymore. There will always be somebody in the world who is less fortunate than you. Somebody might not have the family that you might take for granted. Always remember that. Always appreciate your parents, no matter how dysfunctional they might be, they gave you life. Appreciate the little things.

Even though it might not be the best house in the world, always remember that there are people in the world that don’t have a place they get to call home. Be thankful that you have a place you get to call home. Appreciate the little things.

Show your friends that you appreciate them. Always be willing to listen when they need you. Strive to be the ideal best friend. Tell them that you love them and that you will always be there for you. Appreciate the good memories and the not so good memories that are made with them. Remember that it is not about quantity, but rather quality. Appreciate the little things.

Growing up, I always had my favorite yellow Labrador Retriever by my side. He was my best friend and I never imagined the day he wouldn’t be there to greet me when I got home. On my 17th birthday, his stomach twisted, and he died. I never realized how much that dog meant to me, until he was gone. Appreciate your pets, because unfortunately they don’t last forever. Pets provide non-stop, unconditional love. Appreciate the little things.

Be thankful for what you have and the people you have in your life. Always remember that there are people who are less fortunate than you, no matter how tough you think you have it. Give back every chance that you get. Life goes by in the blink of an eye. Appreciate the moments. Appreciate the little things.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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The Old Oak Tree

A short poem about returning to one's childhood home.


Looming over the burned-out house is an oak tree,

Hundreds of years old at least.

The smell of smoke is gone, but skeleton of the house remains,

A mere speck when compared to the tree.

Whose branches reach out to me like hands,

Begging for me to come closer.

I do.

I sit under the tree like I did when I was young.

The ground is damp from the rain,

I feel the sogginess soaking through my jeans.

I remain.

It is cooler under the branches,

A limitless amount of leaves shades me from the daylight.

I stay there. All day.

Staring at the charred remains of my childhood home.

I stay there until fog begins to form in the crisp night air,

Cold and sharp against my cheeks.

No longer able to withstand the cold, I take my leave looking back once more.

It's nice to know that even when I'm gone,

The old oak tree remains.

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