There are probably a lot of things we all just take for granted. Perhaps it’s because we naturally assume there are just some people (or things) that will always be there.
When suddenly they are not, we experience a wake-up call. It could be a customer that leaves unexpectedly, a friend that stops responding to our calls, or something even more earth shattering like the unexpected loss of a loved one.
I’d venture to say we have all been surprised by a sudden, unexpected loss at one time or another in our lives. Those kind of wake-up calls typically leave a lasting impression that often elevates our awareness and appreciation for the people in our lives. There are also thousands of perhaps more mundane things we take for granted, though. Read more.