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January 26, 2017

Remembering Gratitude

Some of life’s “blessons” often come to me in the most simplest of ways. Here’s one example.

I needed to pee. When I went to the bathroom,  I noticed the toilet paper roll, on the thingamajig, was nearly empty.  So, I went under my sink to grab a new one… and that’s when it hit me.

It was in that moment when I thought about how blessed I am to be able to have the financial means to acquire the things I need that make my life more comfortable. Things like toilet paper.

I was reminded about how I have a toilet to use… that’s located indoors… in its own space… with its own door for privacy.

And as I sat on the loo, I was reminded about how so many people do not even have indoor plumbing. That they do not have the financial means to satisfy their basic needs. That they do not have the access I do.

Such is the way for First World living. We often forget about the marvels that are ours for the taking. Those “simple” amenities that make our lives wonderful.

Clean water. Fresh food. Soap for our bodies. More clothing than we could ever wear.  Electricity.  Toilet paper.

Open access to the “simple” life.

All of these “epiphanies” came to me because I had to pee; not give a speech before the United Nations.  I. just. had. to. pee.

So, thank you, bladder for reminding me to remember and give thanks for those things that make my life easier

What are you grateful for today?

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