Saturday, June 5, 2010

Water Thoughts



We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. ~Thomas Fuller, 1732


Do you ever think about how wonderful this is? How someone, a long time ago, dug a well and pumped water into the house so they didn't have to walk to the creek with a bucket anymore.


Isn't it beautiful? Aren't we lucky? Does anyone think that we need to be a bit more thankful for what we have instead of what we think we need? Sometimes I need to remind myself to think about making life better instead of complaining about what's wrong.
Just a thought.....
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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

How true. I'm always complaining about the quality of Sac City water (perhaps justified), but never being thankful I can turn on the tap and have as much as I want - paying really an insignificant amount for what I rarely think is NOT an unlimited resource. And something so vital, scarce, and precious for millions of people on our planet.

You thoughtful post reminded me I wanted to share a "mindful" site I thought you might like:
http://www.themindfulist.com/
A source for thoughtful prompts to help us consider our lives.

Have a wonderful weekend...
C

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

I'll be remembering your words whenever I turn on the faucet. And how lucky I am!

Anonymous said...

How true. I'm always complaining about the quality of Sac City water (perhaps justified), but never being thankful I can turn on the tap and have as much as I want - paying really an insignificant amount for what I rarely think is NOT an unlimited resource. And something so vital, scarce, and precious for millions of people on our planet.

You thoughtful post reminded me I wanted to share a "mindful" site I thought you might like:
http://www.themindfulist.com/
A source for thoughtful prompts to help us consider our lives.

Have a wonderful weekend...
C

Tatersmama said...

It IS beautiful... and it's always good to be reminded of the simple blessings that we sometimes take for granted.
(your pictures are gorgeous, btw!)

LV said...

I was always used to a well where you pulled the water with a bucket, until I was grown and moved to town. I am thankful for water and try to conserve it.

Madeline's Album said...

We all need to keep in mind how lucky we are. I will try not to take for granted all the many blessings we have. Your pictures are great. Thanks for your visit and nice comment on my last post. I wish the clock was an antique one but it is a reproduction. The rocker is an old one though. Have a blessed day and great weekend. Madeline

Reddirt Woman said...

It is amazing, isn't it...

Ann said...

My grand parents lived along the river, some 200 meters inland,. We all had to carry a bucket of water when we have swam in the river.

We lived in town where we had running water, but we were alway told not to waste. The family moral was Mum would say you think the water is free from the riveR? even then, we still had to carry th ewater back to the house.

Pauline said...

My water supply is a fresh water tank with water collected from the roof. This summer, towards the end of the drought, the tank ran dry. Luckily there was still fresh water in the little stream that runs down out of the mountains and my son pumped some into my tank. (He'd had to do the same thing for his family weeks before.) I had the water tested and had to treat it with chemicals, which I just hate doing, and I had to boil water for drinking. Needless to say I was delighted when the drought broke and am not complaining about the wet weather now as my tank overflows.

I am indeed thankful for what nature provides.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Well said! A dose of perspective to go with my morning coffee. Your pictures are pretty... :-)

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Water is precious here since we are on a well. In the summer, it's showers only and all the gray water goes to the garden...but in the winter, I cherish my baths and catch up on many a load of laundry... By the way, those photos almost gurgle!