Until it is too late

We generally recognize the importance of health when it goes away.

Organizations rush to value their best employees when they show up with alternative job offers and announce that they’re leaving.

We often pay more attention to win over people who spurn us than to people who choose to show us that they care. Until, of course, they decide to walk away and they become the ones who spurn us.

Our default setting is to appreciate the value of things only when they are gone.

It doesn’t have to be that way and we don’t have to wait until it is too late. We can start with two minutes spent tomorrow morning or at the end of the day feeling grateful for five things that are going well in our life. If we keep that up, over time, we’ll learn to appreciate what is good while it is still around.

And, that makes all the difference in the world.