Last Friday night, my husband and I got to do one of our favorite things – date night! After a nice dinner, we decided to watch the bats on Congress. I have lived in Austin since 1999, and the last time I saw the bats was on a visit before I moved here!
This city has some really cool things to do, and it occurred to me that I usually don’t do them unless there are family and friends in town. I’m sorry Austin. I will no longer take you for granted!
I was getting a haircut last week and there were some kids sitting quietly playing with a video game while their mom got her hair done. I have to admit, I was a bit jealous. Evan has never been able to handle situations like that. Even something as small as grocery shopping or a movie can be a high anxiety event. I watched as these kids were sitting so quietly and wondered, “Is she grateful? Does she know how lucky she is? Does she take that for granted?”
Then I stopped cold in my tracks and realized how far Evan has come since the hospital and how much progress he has made. Maybe I have been taking that for granted too.
I’m pretty sure we all take some wonderful things in our lives for granted. We have food to eat, a place to sleep, and if you’re reading this now, you are one of the few people in the world who are literate and have access to a computer.
It’s so easy to get caught up in daily activity and take the gifts in our life for granted. Whether it’s your job, your spouse, your friends, or the city you live in, take some time this week to appreciate the little things.