You didn’t appreciate

your life

until it was nearly gone.

You didn’t appreciate


until you had none.

You didn’t appreciate

the world

until you opened up your eyes.

You didn’t appreciate

the truth

until you heard all your own lies.

You didn’t appreciate


until you were shown.

You didn’t appreciate

your wife

until you were left all alone.

Take a moment to think

of these things,

then appreciate the joy

that living can bring.

man sitting on edge facing sunset
Photo by Abhiram Prakash on


  1. What a sad way that would be to live! Not appreciating your blessings! I have a Gratitude Journal. Each day I write at least five things for which I am thankful. Today among them is your blog. Thank you for reminding us to live life more fully by recognizing and appreciating our earth, our friends, our health and many blessings NOW – don’t wait til it’s too late!

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