Thursday, November 26, 2015

A To Z Of Gratitude: W

W is for Water

The elixir of life. The most precious liquid on earth. Without water, there would be no life.


For many of us water flows freely from a faucet, day in and day out, something we take for granted. We waste it needlessly, not realizing that clean and safe water, one of the most basic of all needs, is not available to everyone.

If it's available to you, it's something to be very thankful for.

32 comments:

  1. Very, very true! And yet, right here in Canada, many people on First Nations reserves do not have safe drinking water. It's a national disgrace.

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  2. Yes, I agree, we should not take it for granted and we should be making plans right now about what will happene when we need to start exporting it.

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  3. That was an interesting quote about water and in a way it is true. I have lived in drought stricken areas and have come to respect water, but probably need to respect it more. We do take it for granted, thinking whenever we turn on the tap it will flow. Others walk miles to get clean water.

    betty

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    1. We're all guilty of this, Betty. We are so used to having it available to us that we don't think twice about it.

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  4. So very true.

    We are blessed to live in a valley of springs. There is much to be grateful for.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  5. I hear in some countries that even if they have tap at home, they have to filter out dirt using some kind of cloth.

    And we complain about the taste

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  6. Water a precious commodity ...
    I always feel so fortunate to be able to turn the tap on and have drinking water ...

    All the best Jan

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  7. very good post Martha, we do have to be aware and not waste.

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    1. Definitely, Christine. It's always a good idea to be aware and not waste.

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  8. Water is so precious. Whenever I am at a client's home that lets it run and run I cringe. Most, not all, elderly people don't seem the realize how precious it is. I hope the next generation and the generations to follow become more aware that we are running out.

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  9. You are right to be very mindful of the importance of water. The oil industry is destroying a lot of water.

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    1. We all should be. So many people around the world don't have it as easy as we do.

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  10. Water is a huge thing to be thankful for.

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  11. Yes. Thank you. I have a young client, who's had a traumatic start in the world. Yet he lives here. We were talking about water, and I was glad to learn that he knows we need it to survive. It's another one of countless things we need to be thankful for. Have a grateful Thanksgiving weekend, Martha.

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    1. And they really are countless, Robyn. It's good to take the time now and then to remember that. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Good point, Martha. Yes, we do take water for granted.

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  13. So true. I love water in so many ways and need water in so many ways and I take it fore granted in so many ways!

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  14. Two of the most wonderful exercises that I do is all about water. I love to stand under the shower, eyes closed, water rolling off my head and repeat over and over in my head, "I am one with the water." In moments, I am one with the water and it is wonderful.

    The other is to float in my pool, only my nose and mouth above the water. Floating completely still, except for the movement of the water, I can hear my heartbeat thrumming through the pool and echoes of my breathe. Our bodies are mostly water and these two practices really make me feel like I am visiting home.

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    1. They both sound like great exercises. I can do the shower one, which is very enjoyable. But I can't do the floating. I'm a very weak swimmer (can hardly last for a few seconds) and would - without a doubt - sink to the bottom of the pool! LOL... I envy people who can float like that.

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  15. It is predicted that one day wars will be started not because of oil, but for water.

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