For the last four days, I am blessed to wake up to this gorgeous view from our bedroom. We are staying in one of the condo apartments in Haeundae Beach. It is 1.5-km long and is considered as one of Korea’s most famous and beautiful beaches located in the Eastern part of Busan.
How many of us wake up in the morning and feel grateful about that fact? I used to wake up at the alarm of my phone and the first thing that comes to mind is WORK — that or whatever plan was made the day before. Pathetic, isn’t it? Instead of saying my thanks for the privilege to be alive and savor the moment like sunrise, I would begrudge the shortness of my sleep. I was living like a machine. Work. Sleep. Repeat. True, I have friends at the office whose company I enjoyed much — but the monotony of everyday grind doing the same thing over and over again could drive most people to either burnout or boredom.
Boredom makes us less appreciative of life and the miracles that come along with it. We take many things, circumstance and worse, people for granted because we get so used to it that it no longer holds any charm (or we think it will be there forever). That is, in large extent, the reason why we regret the loss of someone or something — for we fail to appreciate it or to express our love and care while it (or the person) is present.
I am on my Day-30 in 365 Photo Challenge — 335 photos more to go, yay! If you care to join, read the guidelines here.