To realize the value of a sister or brother, ask someone who doesn’t have one
To realize the value of ten years, ask a newly divorced couple
To realize the value of four years, ask a college graduate
To realize the value of one year, ask a student who failed a final exam
To realize the value of nine months, ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn
To realize the value of one month, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature child
To realize the value of one week, ask an editor of a weekly newspaper
To realize the value of one-second, ask a person who survived an accident
To realize the value of one minute, ask a person who missed their train, bus or plane
To realize the value of one hour, ask a person who just survived a stroke”.
Pay attention, appreciate and put value on what you have been given which is basically categorised into Time, Treasure, Talents and Relationships. Opportunities well utilised in any of these four areas will open greater doors with tremendous benefits. We must treat every opportunity as if it is the last one given. What we do with such opportunities will either open or close other doors.
Talking about our relationships, we don’t have to wait till we lose a loved one before we realize how valuable they are in our lives. Call someone this week to mend a broken relationship.
When all goals have been accomplished in our career, business and family pursuits, we are all left with joy, peace and fulfilment that relationships bring into our lives. Learn to cultivate healthy, value adding relationships!