Thursday, July 18, 2013

appreciate |əˈprēSHēˌāt|
verb [with obj.]
– recognize the full worth of

A lot of people know what the word means, but not everyone knows how to appreciate. Or they do, but it takes a “big” thing before they would recognize the full worth of those things.

Contrary to my post yesterday, today turned the opposite of my expectation that at the end of the day I was able to whisper to myself, “I’m lucky.” Why? Because of the simplest things I encountered in almost half of the day.

Punctuality is very important to me. I value my time so much it gets to my nerves wasting it. It rages me more when I arrive late for class, meetings, interviews, and other appointments. And after a sucky Tuesday, I was able to arrive just right on time for my first class this morning.

Not in every day people remember me. Not in everyone I meet remembers my single-syllabled nickname. For a change, someone I barely know actually remembered me and my name. Isn’t that flattering? Shout out to you, Barista Ramon!

This is probably the only good “almost” of my life. Eleven out of twelve isn’t bad at all. After thinking of the possible correct answers, I surprisingly got only one mistake for my first homework in Broadcast Journalism. Of course, thanks to Sir Jun Loyola, who despite his busy schedule helped me clear my confused mind in news writing.

I appreciate being on time, being remembered, and being guided to accomplish something. I also appreciate not seeing someone my knuckles wanna touch and not being called in the life-and-death recitation.

I’m lucky, I know I am. Although they say don’t say, “I’m lucky” say, “I’m blessed,” I think it’s better to say I’m lucky because I’m blessed.

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