You never know what you've got until it's gone !

@claire03 (1444)
United States
September 1, 2007 2:35pm CST
Do you believe in this saying that " you never know what you've got until it's gone" ? I do believe it is true because sometimes we take for granted the things we have that others don't have. We should appreciate everything that God give us and use it for good. We just don't know how blessed we are from other people who wants to have what we have in life. This saying is really true because sometimes we realize how important it is to us once it's gone already. How about you? What can you say about this, do you have any experience that relates to this topic that you want to share to us?
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@CarlHalling (3631)
• United Kingdom
2 Sep 07
Sadly, yes I do, which is why I think it's so important that we get into the habit of being thankful, every day, for the things that make our lives worthwhile, especially family. We take our loved ones for granted when everything is going along well. Every day spent with them is a precious gift. Remember that song by David Gates/Bread, "Everything I own"? He dedicated that to his dad. He would have given everything, but everything he owned to talk to his dad...I mean, just once, just once again.
@claire03 (1444)
• United States
3 Sep 07
hey, i know that song by Bread, my friends and i, use to sing that. we like that song a lot. i never knew that was dedicated to his dad. thanks for the info. Have a nice day!
• United Kingdom
7 Sep 07
It's a beautiful song, isn't it, but so very sad. I love the music of David Gates and Bread, a wonderful songwriter...
@vinzen (1001)
• India
2 Sep 07
' Be thankful for the little mercies'. I think its very true, though materialistic things as those i feel even if you dont have or lose, you can always recover them or buy a replacement, but more importantly the personal losses , of those close to us are the worse. I lost my mom a few years back and i realise how badly i miss her. Of course her memories are with me, and i feel her so often guidng me in my things and always beside me, but its not the same, i miss her presence in human form. And i wish so many things that i should have told her, how much i loved her, thank her for doing so much for me, as to how proud i was of her acheivements etc. But all this comes to me now after i have lost her. So, i request each one of you , those who have their parents and near and dear ones, value their presence, they are not going to be with you forever, what is there today would not be there tomorrow, hug them, love them, tell them you care etc, as tomorrow after they go, it will be too late. Dont take them for granted, and think that they are always there, as tomorrow they may not be there.Value each moment you spend with them, thinking its the last time you are meeting them. Dont spend life fighting or arguing more so with your near and ear ones, as i feel half the time so many problems keep us away from being close to our dear ones.
@claire03 (1444)
• United States
3 Sep 07
that is right vinzen, we should really give importance to what we have in life specially our love ones like family and friends cause we can never replace them once they are gone. Thanks for sharing to us. Have a nice day!
@khazeemee (288)
• Philippines
2 Sep 07
i believe that if you lost something and you only knew the importance of that from very moment that it's already gone, i believe that God did it in a good purpose for us to learn about how to value and appreciate what we have,. it's a wake up call to start giving attention on be thankful for all the blessings that we always received..
@claire03 (1444)
• United States
3 Sep 07
yes, we should always thank God for all the blessings he has been giving us everyday. And we should appreciate every little thing in life because everything has it's purpose and meaning that we should value. God Bless you!
@maximax8 (27056)
3 Sep 07
I think that many people take for granted the beauty around the area in which they live. I remember during my teacher training stying in a coastal resort. The children lived near a beautiful beach but did not appreciate it at all. Yet people from inland towns visit that area for holidays. When I moved into my current home I adored the view of the country that the upstairs back window provides. I spent lots of time admiring it. Now I don't spend nearly as much time doing this.
• United States
2 Sep 07
Thats true and we should really try and be appreciate of what we have now, even though sometimes its hard to see WHAT we have until its gone. I grew up in a house that my parents began to hate. It was a nice house, but they werent keeping it up and began to hate it. Well, a tornado came and took it away and we ended up living in a motel and then a rental house and then they bought a house. The house they have now is nice, but now guess what? They miss the old house and the things that it had that this one doesnt. They didnt appreciate that house until it was gone.
@balasri (26577)
• India
2 Sep 07
I remember the time I used to be very extravagant when my previous business was doing very well.After some time the business has shrunk and I felt that I should have saved more and began to know the preciousness of that business.
• Philippines
2 Sep 07
Well, I'm not sure about that. Sometimes we neglect the people around us, what they do for us and the love that they are giving like our parents, we find it hard to say thank you to them and I love you.
@angela2006 (1846)
• China
1 Sep 07
yes,I can not agree more with you.as we all know,all of us tend to cherish those gone things or persones in our life,maybe it is our human's nature.but I still want to say,to some extent,we should know well what we have got in daily life and cherish it very much.
@SetoKun (288)
• Philippines
1 Sep 07
Actually I used to believe in that saying. But I realized that its not true that you dont know what you've got. The real deal is you know what you've got, you just dont know that you would lose it. The lesson is the same that we have to appreciate and value everything we have. But we have to accept the fact that we do know what we have we just fail to value them and once we realize how much it is worth, its too late already.