Friday, March 14, 2008

Being Thankful for What You Have

In the wide spectrum of things, I wonder how often people in America take the time to be thankful for what they have.  Just the other day, I was rinsing out the coffee pot and thought about how precious the water I used to swish around and dump down the sink really is.  I mean think about it . . . we have fresh water coming right out of the tap, and an option for Hot and Cold.  Can you imagine what it would be like to reach for the faucet that isn't there?  To have to wake up in the morning, walk down to the closest stream or river, and fill your jug of water to then heat to make your bowl of oatmeal?

Take a moment and sit down in a quiet room.  No matter how full your schedule is.  Sit and smile and say "Thank You".  Think of your family, your friends, the house you live in, the things you have that bring you joy.  Now go back to what you were doing.  I bet you'll have a terrific day.