Two Hundred Seventy-Two

How many things do you take for granted every day? No, not just a number; a list. Might the list include the coffee you drink, your ability to be ambulatory, the roof over your head? How about food on the table, the relationship with your family, your health? Could it be that you take for granted a coup d’etat is unlikely to ruin your dependence on a government you loathe?  Water flowing from the tap? Gasoline for the car? Your eyesight? Plastics? Metal?

If you were to take time every day to acknowledge everything you have grown to take for granted, you would have time for nothing else. But an occasional acknowledgement of the scope and breadth of your good fortune is simply the decent thing to do, don’t you think?


About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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