"You don't know what you have until it's gone." Cliché right?
As cliche as it is, we all know that it's the truth and yet we still continue to throw people, moments, and things away. Especially those moments when you're on top of the world, enjoying life and not letting anything bring you from your high. We live for those moments, even if they come every so often. When you're always living life with the wind blowing in your hair, sometimes I feel as if people don't fully take in the moment. That they don't breathe in the positivity and let their bones soak in the nourishment.
I always hear some of my friends - including myself - say how they wish they were kids again. As children, we didn't have a care in the world. Most of us were being taken care of, shelter, food, toys, and love. When you're a kid, you don't have to worry about bills or how you're going to afford this or that, that was something for your parents to focus on and hope that you didn't notice their struggle. So when you're an adult and somehow you're in the same boat your parents were, your face begins to fall apart. The smile isn't always there nor is the laughter and the joy you felt.
Now I'm not saying once you become an adult, your life will be filled with despair and sorrow. I'm just saying that my entrance into adulthood (I'm still walking through the front door) has been rocky. I've just learned to appreciate those times when I'm truly happy and learn to not question it.
Good times and things come and go, but if they don't come as often as you would hope, I suggest holding onto them for as long as possible to get you through those dark times.
I've also heard the phrase, "Give someone their flowers while they're living" or something similar in phrasing. Give your happiness it's flowers and it'll hopefully come back for more. You can't just ignore it when it comes and disrespect it. Then when you want those fun times to come back, they're just going to roll their eyes because they felt unappreciated.