We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
I don't take anything for granted.
When something does not insist on being noticed, when we aren't grabbed by the collar or struck on the skull by a presence or an event, we take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life.
One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.
The simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.
Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry.
It is very easy to take for granted the phenomenon that we are each alive, but we must try not to.
Reflect upon your present blessings
As our cities have developed, they've built sometimes small villages or communities that were in place. And we've taken for granted all of that child care, the neighbourliness, the help that you get from people nearby.
The idea is that if we can put our own people through something almost as bad as what they might have to go through if they were taken captive, they will inoculate themselves.
I think now I'm being taken a little more seriously. That's pure conjecture on my part.
The thing that sets Mars apart is that it is the one planet that is enough like Earth that you can imagine life possibly once having taken hold there.
I think there are steps that can be taken that haven't been required or energy to make that fight more secure and we are going to continue to push the federal government to do that.
When I moved to Seattle, I was hanging out with kids who had done drugs, had sex a million times. I look at them now and realize their childhood was taken away.
To outlive one's child is a terrible thing, but to do so because your child has taken his or her life is horrible.
The question is how to bring a work of imagination out of one language that was just as taken-for-granted by the persons who used it as our language is by ourselves. Nothing strange about it.