It’s true that you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.
Floor space, for example, is something we easily take for granted—until there is no floor space to be had and you have to strap on your hiking boots just to clamber your way to your closet.
Beds. Comfortable sleeping arrangements. That big, fluffy (or hard and springy) mattress that we collapse into at the end of the day is a blessing we overlook sometimes. Even the advantage of sleeping in a bed, as opposed to on the floor or perched precariously on a top bunk, seems suddenly more valuable the moment we don’t have it anymore.
Silence is something very easy for the average introvert to miss once it’s gone, but the extrovert won’t notice it’s missing until the crowd is gone and silence is back again. Silence is a beautiful, beautiful thing, and when it’s gone, the chaos that takes its place is often more exhausting than it is helpful.
These are three often overlooked elements of life that I am very, very thankful for right now. I intend to notice them and thank God for them a little more than I have been recently. The small blessings, it turns out, are often the more important ones.