Have gratitude for the small, everyday things...

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This sounds so simple – this morning I was thinking about all of the things we take for granted in our lives.

So – I took time while in the shower to have gratitude and give thanks to all of the people who made that woman enjoying showershower possible.

Since my water heater is electric, I’ll start with Benjamin Franklin, because he discovered electricity. After him came the people who figured out how to harness it and distribute it to homes and businesses.

Then I’ll move on to the wonderful power linemen who built the power lines and brought that electricity to my home. And who, by the way, work round-the-clock in all kinds of weather conditions to restore it when something goes wrong.

After that I have to be grateful to Mother Nature for the good clean water that comes to us via a mountain spring.

Next there are the people (like my husband) who laid the pipes and brought that spring water to the house. Oh, and what about the people who manufactured those pipes and the truckers who brought them to the building supply store? I give thanks to them as well.

Next, I thought about the people who built the water heater, the shower stall, and the shower head – and the truckers who delivered them to the store.

I can’t forget the plumber who hooked all these pieces together …

And then there are the people who own the stores and make supplies available to us. Gotta be thankful for them too!

If we stop to think about it, most of the things we use and take for granted every day are here for us due to the efforts of dozens of other people. Of course, we have these wonderful things because we get up in the morning and go to work, so we also need to be thankful for our own ability to do so.

 Image courtesy of marin at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Marte... what a great post and what a wonderful reminder for us not to take everyday things for granted. There's always more behind everything than sometimes meets the eye.

Nov 08, 2019 05:21 AM #4
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Marte. You are right, there is always something or many things that make our lives better.

Nov 08, 2019 05:56 AM #5
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Kat Palmiotti
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You are absolutely correct. Everything we use is the result of many people along the way. Thanking all of them is a great way to expand gratitude.

Nov 08, 2019 06:20 AM #6
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Marte Cliff
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Fahrid Azella Yes, it does, when we begin being thankful for all those people.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - and we could apply that to almost anything we touch on a daily basis.

Barbara Todaro Yes - some people don't have clean water to drink, and we can indulge in long showers. We are very fortunate.

Nov 08, 2019 08:36 AM #7
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Marte Cliff
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Yes there is Nina Hollander. Almost everything we use involved many steps and many people before it came to us.

Sheila Anderson - I do believe we are spoiled. Sometimes I think of all the tools in my kitchen that my great-grandmother did not have, and I feel pretty pampered.

 

Nov 08, 2019 08:40 AM #8
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Marte Cliff
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Kat Palmiotti It is certainly an easy way to expand gratitude.

I love your new photo, by the way. You look like your move to Montana is making you very happy.

Nov 08, 2019 08:42 AM #9
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Marte - gratitude is readily available in all sizes.  It makes giving quite easy.  

Nov 08, 2019 08:43 AM #10
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS
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Hey Marte you got me on a roll just thinking of all the people it takes in order to take a single shower. Ahhhhhhhhhh life is good!

Nov 08, 2019 10:29 AM #11
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Being grateful for our daily shower...perfect for the gratitude contest. And don't forget the exhaust fan, fluffy towels, soap, shampoo, and hairdryer.  Thanks for sharing Marte Cliff 

Nov 08, 2019 12:53 PM #12
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Mimi Foster
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Of all of the things I'm consistently grateful for it is my daily hot shower or bath. I think often of how difficult it must have been even 100 years ago. Hot water is a BLESSING! Thank you for the reminder.

Nov 08, 2019 04:38 PM #13
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How lovely, Marte. It is one of those things that is easy to take for  granted, until the water heater goes out.  I so appreciate your reminder to be grateful for all of the things we enjoy in our lives.  D 

Nov 09, 2019 06:39 AM #14
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Carol Williams
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Hi Marte,
It really is a never-ending list of people and things to be grateful for, isn't it? 

Nov 09, 2019 07:26 AM #15
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Raymond Henson
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Thank you for recognizing the unsung heroes around us every day.  My showers may never quite be the same. 

Nov 09, 2019 08:23 AM #16
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Marte Cliff
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Michael Jacobs Yes, it is. We can have gratitude for small things , large things, and the things we take for granted.

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS - yes it is!

Nov 09, 2019 10:39 AM #17
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Marte Cliff
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland Yes, if you get started in one place the list can just go on and on and on.

Mimi Foster Yes, I often think of the conveniences my Great-grandmother and even my Grandmother did not enjoy. Hot water from a tap was one of those things when Grandmother was a little girl.

Nov 09, 2019 10:41 AM #18
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Marte Cliff
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Yes - when the water heater goes out we DO notice! When all of the electricity goes out, we Really notice.

Carol Williams If we stop to look around, yes - the list is never ending.

Nov 09, 2019 10:43 AM #19
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Marte Cliff
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Raymond Henson They are heros in my book. My son happens to be one of those linemen who go out in below zero blizzards to put things back together so people can be comfortable in their homes. And what about those truckers who keep on going in those blizzards?

Nov 09, 2019 10:45 AM #20
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Hi Marte, every time I step in the shower and feel the wonderful warm water on my body, It is such a great feeling and so thankful for water. I can remember my dad not wanting to put showers in the two bathrooms because he says it costs more to shower than bathing. With seven girls, he was probably right :)

Nov 09, 2019 06:35 PM #21
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Hi Marte- I think you have many of us thinking about all of the things we have that make our lives so much better. And thinking about how so many people have made what we have possible. 

Nov 09, 2019 08:26 PM #22
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Marte Cliff
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® I guess that depends on the size of the bathtub and the length of the showers. I'm thankful that we have plenty of water so I never have to hurry.

Kathy Streib It is kinda fun to stop and think about how many workers are involved with producing and delivering the many simple things we use every day.

Nov 09, 2019 09:15 PM #23
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