Be Thankful

Oh help!  The boiler is bust!  Thankfully any repair/replacement is not my problem, but having no hot water on demand is!  I’m boiling the kettle to do the dishes.

But then I got to thinking….we take so much for granted in this world.  I am very privileged to have access to clean, potable water in my own home.  There are so many people in this world who would give anything to have a taste of any kind of water, let alone clean water, and that which is piped into their home. 

I am thankful I can still use the electric shower to wash…I am thankful I have a kettle to produce hot water – for the dishes and to make tea to drink…I am thankful I can drink clean water straight from the tap…I am most definitely thankful I have piped water to flush the toilet!

We have a choice:  We can be thankful for the things we have around us – sometimes, the smaller or more simple those things then the greater the sense of happiness and satisfaction.  Or we can focus on the things we don’t have and increase our distress through frustration, bitterness and anger.

What are you thankful for?


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