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 shower 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.
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