“Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream! Amos 5:24
Have you ever been without water?
When we go camping, we have to carry water from a communal spigot back to our campsite. It reminds me just how heavy water is.
When the power goes out, rendering our well useless, we are suddenly aware just how often we turn on the faucet, taking the access to water for granted. We simply expect it will always be there.
All over the world today, millions of people will be thirsty. Children won’t have enough clean water to drink. There will be women who walk miles to obtain the barest minimum of water for their families.
And I will simply turn on the tap and enjoy sparkling, fresh water.
I give thanks for clean water.
What are you thankful for today?
One thought on “Thanksgiving Fest Reflections of Gratitude: Day 6”
I’ve missed a few days but here is a big one that should count for a week -I am thankful for family. To be surrounded by those who love and cherish you (and sometimes drive you crazy with too much well-intentioned “advice” ), who share joys and sorrows, history, memories, and in some cases genetic material, and give you a solid sense of place and identity is such a gift. Until recently, I was lucky enough to be literally surrounded by beloved parents and children as neighbors and housemates. I am so grateful for this rare experience in 21st century America and the unexpected joy of life in a “family compound.”
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