How Do You Know When You’re “Taking It for Granted”?

Someone on Quora asked:

It’s often said that we shouldn’t “take it for granted”. But how do you know when you are? Be it a job, a relationship of any kind, or someone’s feelings?

This was my response:

It’s pretty simple. Everything is taken for granted unless we consciously appreciate having it. Most times we forget to be thankful for the simplest of things, such as a roof over our heads a job that pays for the bills which allow us to survive. When we forget these things or treat them like a grind, or even go as far as to complain, we take these things for granted. To fix that, emit a little gratitude and be thankful for what you have. Then you’ll be blessed with more.

Originally posted on Quora.

Leonard Kim consults startups and writes books like The Etiquette of Social Media: How to Connect and Respond to Others in the World of Social Media

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