Musings… taking things for granted.

Granted… As in what do you take for granted?  I was trying to stir in my bed this morning, so I could get up to pick up my granddaughter when I thought of my mother… and that got me thinking. 

About how she came over EVERYDAY to put my kids in the bus.  She would get up around 5:30 am, to be at my house for 6:30 so I could go to my job for 7:00.  She did this for years.   While I was working, and in the everyday routine, I wonder how many times I thanked her.  How I sadly took her dependability for granted. One of the big things I have learned with my Mother’s passing is to treasure people even more.  And to let them know how you love them and thank them for what they do. I did this before her passing, but now I do it even more.  And I wonder if I did it enough for my Mother.

And that is today’s musing.  Think about who you take for granted and make sure to let them know how grateful you are.  

I am ironically currently in the same position as my Mother was.  Getting up early and taking care of my Granddaughter so her parents can work.  And I am grateful and happy to do it.   I try hard not take my time for granted with her.  It can work both ways… where instead of taking someone for granted, you take your time with them for granted.  And I have learned not to take anything for granted. 

I hope my musing makes you think about it for yourself as well.