It’s Amazing, isn’t it?

Yesterday, in comments with Rory, I remarked that the rain, they were having in UK, would be much appreciated here in my city right now as we are headed towards our very long and very hot summer. And he said that people on his side of the world would appreciate our sunshine and warm weather.

This got me thinking!

How amazing is that we humans are always craving what we don’t have and often ignore what we do have!

My country has 4 seasons, and almost all types of geographical terrain. Yet, when we think of going to a hilly place, we think of Switzerland! We disregard the beautiful amazing places in the north of our country, places which are visited by tourists from all over the world. (Our northern mountain ranges hold quite the attraction for mountaineers)

I think what I want to say that what we have aplenty and readily available, loses its worth for us and what is rare goes high in our esteem.

Why?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we loved our treasures 
And didn’t covet what was out of range
Being grateful for what is given to us freely
And recognize the worth of gifts freely bestowed

#Keepitalive

50 thoughts on “It’s Amazing, isn’t it?

  1. That’s basic human instinct these days, I guess. Craving for things that are out of your grasp. We really should turn our attention to things that are a bit more local. That’s a great point, Sadje.

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  2. I’ve had such thoughts too. There are a lots of amazing places in the locality, but there’s always a crave for the distant ones. Learning to be grateful in all regards is an art!

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  3. People are always seeking pleasure, but pleasure is based on comparison and most times the grass looks greener on the other side of the street. It does not make sense to want something that you already have, so people must look for new things in life. Once you have something, then you want something else, because the stuff that you have acquired has lost some value and it has been diminished in way, so you must look for something new to replenish your desire to have something that will provide you with new stimulation.

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  4. Ah, yes, Sadje. Part of the human condition, to always covet or desire more….I agree with you, my friend. Take a look around, and explore what is right at your door! Nice post, Sadje.

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  5. When my daughters were younger, ages 3 & 9, my ex, his parents, our 12 year old nephew and I spent almost two weeks on a road trip through the western US, and even into Canada.

    When my ex, daughters and I returned home, I began to cry when I saw our local mountains. They were MY mountains.

    I’ve seen beautiful places, and I want to see… everything 😉🤷🏼‍♀️, but I *do* appreciate the beauty in my own area.

    I still don’t like the hot weather though😉😂😂😂

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    1. It is fun to visit new places and see new people, but home holds our hearts. I too love it when I’m back home.
      I don’t loved the heat but it’s what you get when you live in Lahore. Thanks Angie.

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  6. Absolutely true! Well penned, Sadje. There are so many local and national tourist sites in my country, from all geographical terrain; yet everyone wants to go abroad for vacation. It’s like a trend, to go for an international vacation.

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  7. Here in Iowa we have four seasons… I would be lost without the changes. I love Fall and Spring, then Winter is so pretty and last is the heat and humidity of summer. I think it would just be boring if it was the same all the time.

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