It has been said that things taken for granted get taken. Thank you to the anonymous person whose words have now become an Instagram post. I completely agree with this statement. It is especially true of relationships, both romantic and platonic. Here are 3 very good reasons why you should tell your loved ones you appreciate them today:
1. To have someone in your life who is truly kind-hearted is rare.
We live in a time where people can be very selfish. People can be deceitful and manipulative to get what they want. If you have someone in your life who is 100% pure in their intentions, you are very lucky. It’s uncommon to find someone who does good for others without any conditions. It’s rare when people give without complaining or expecting anything in return.
2. You could lose them one day.
This person in your life who treats you well may not expect anything in return, but appreciation and gratitude should be given. Those things are free and easy to do. If they don’t receive that, they may start to feel unappreciated. Everyone has a breaking point. If this person is smart, they will not let their kindness be taken for weakness. He or she will be honest with themselves and find the strength to leave. Taking them for granted will open the door for someone else to take this special person away from you. Even worse, if something were to happen to this person, you will most likely regret not treating them better.
3. Taking advantage of them can change them.
I have heard many times that you should not become the person who hurt you. It’s hard to embrace this if being nice got you taken advantage of. With that being said, if you take a kind person for granted, they may learn their lesson and never treat anyone else nice again. You don’t want to be the reason a good person goes bad. The world is in need of more good people. It would be a shame to lose one because someone didn’t appreciate them.
In my opinion, these 3 reasons should go without saying. Unfortunately, a lot of people forget these things when dealing with kind people, myself included. On the other hand, I have also experienced feeling unappreciated. So, no matter if it is your mom, best friend,boyfriend/girlfriend, remember to tell that special someone you appreciate them today.