What My Watch Taught Me about Gratitude

If you’re wearing a watch or usually wear a watch, just be careful and hold on tight to it as you read this post. On Monday evening, I lost my watch after possibly (because I totally cannot recall whether I took it back with me) leaving it at the basketball court after a tiring freestyle training session. It must have somehow slipped my mind and I forgot about it till it was the next morning and then it was too late. So, yes please hold on to your watches as you read this.

It must have somehow slipped my mind and I forgot about it till it was the next morning and then it was too late. So, yes please hold on to your watches as you read this.

We only appreciate things after they’re gone

I’ve been wearing that particular watch for about two to three years since I got it from my uncle as a Christmas gift. I’ve worn it everywhere and every day. If you’re someone who wears a watch, you probably do the same.

It was a blue-colored digital G-shock watch which was great as it was tough and could handle the bumps and scratches which my watches usually faced.

And when I first realized that I had lost it, it was because I had to tell the time and I did not have my phone with me. I usually would just flick my wrist and just read the time off the digital screen of the watch then just as I have done many other countless times.

And that was when I realized just how valuable my watch has always been to me. Day in and day out, from picking it up early in the morning to laying it down late at night, I’ve been using my watch to tell the time and even the date day in and day out.

Things like this may seem so normal and trivial that I must admit that I sometimes forget how great it is to have my watch with me. Alas, just as most human beings, I seem to only appreciate things after they’re gone.

If you’re reading this right now, I want to challenge you to take up a challenge together with me: make 2017 the year where gratitude overflows from your life. Be grateful for your parents, siblings, extended family members, best friend, close friends, classmates, former classmates and also the things you have right now.

Be grateful for your parents, siblings, extended family members, best friend, close friends, classmates, former classmates and also the things you have right now. Things and people don’t last or go on forever. Appreciate and be thankful for them while they’re still around.

What do you have right now which you might not be fully appreciative or grateful for? Is there a person in your life that you should be more grateful or appreciative of? If so, then just go ahead and thank them RIGHT NOW!!! Give them a call, hug them or just tell them “thank you for…”. Do it before it’s too late.

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