Perdido in Portugese has many meanings, but mostly it just means lost.
I pose the question to the bloggersphere, why is it we are so ungrateful for the things we have U-N-T-I-L we lose them?
As a graduating college student, I never realized the value of car insurance, health insurance, heck...any insurance... until I realized I am going to lose it. Did I ever once say thank you to the loving dad that has given it too me for so long? Thanks Dad...(I guess I finally said it).
What about health? I have spent the last four days on a couch wishing there was such think as a stomach trader. I have not eaten hardly anything but crackers and drunk anything but gatorade. I have moaned, groaned, twisted and braced against stomach pain...however, only then did I realize the value of health.
As we rise every morning do we even realize the great gift of health? To run and not be weary, to walk and not faint--what a blessing.
Do yourself a favor, be grateful for what you have today, go hug something before you lose it.