There are so many things in my life that I am extremely thankful for – in fact as I sit and think about it I am almost overwhelmed by the things that come to mind – there is so much!
I could just write a list here and let you know what all the things are that come to mind – and yet – even if I did that there would still be some I had left out I’m sure.
But – today I am thankful in a particular way.
We’ve had an interesting week – our three generational family of six who live together in this lovely countryside. First we had a few days without our heating and then for the past two and a bit days have had no water!
Quite a challenge!
The heating was back on just before we found we were without water – so – I guess that really was the first thing this week that we were particularly thankful for.
This has all happened during the worst snow we have seen for a few years and living out in the country we were almost cut off.
However with great effort our son and daughter in law managed to dig their way out ( not forgetting to mention help from my husband!) and get to the nearest town for bottled water and supplies.
The bottled water was used for drinking – teeth cleaning and cooking.
Snow was brought in from outside – put into pans which went into the AGA to melt. That water was used for flushing the toilets – washing ourselves and washing the pots and pans!
Our daughter in law – having been brought up ( by missionary parents ) in Ghana – was very resourceful and soon had a system going. The ‘snow melt’ was used for getting washed – she then rinsed out her ‘undies’ before using the water to flush the loo!
We all soon realised just how much water we use in a day – and also how we take it for granted.
Late morning and the workmen – who had managed to get through the snow to us – had fixed the problem!
A busy day followed!
Toilets flushed and cleaned – pots washed in lots of lovely water – SHOWERS – clothes washed in the washer – and NO ‘snow melt’!
SO – I am THANKFUL! – Truly Thankful.
I am also made mindful of all the people in this world who do not have easy access to water at all.
I am so very blessed to live where I live and enjoy all the benefits that make everyday living so easy.
May I never take anything for granted – but be Thankful everyday