December 1, 2018 =========
☆ realize 気づく
This month, we are talking about family and friends. A great topic to end the year on!
So, then today’s word, when you realize something is true, you become aware of that fact, or you understand it. For example, you might say that you realized who your true friends were when you had some trouble and needed help. Your true friends helped you out in your time of need.
Many older people say that when they are close to death, they realize how important friends and family are. The famous phrase of course is that “Nobody on their deathbed has ever said “I wish I had spent more time at the office”” So true, right? More time at work? No thanks! More time with friends and family? Yes please!