This is the day the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Water is an unimaginable luxury for many in our world, where 1.2 billion people don’t even have access to safe drinking water. That’s not a problem for us. We have cold water, hot water, clean water.
Today be intentionally aware of the taken-for-granted blessing of water. For this one day, when you drink a glass of water, take a shower, wash a load of clothes, or put dishes in the dishwasher, be aware of the blessing.
And today be alert to other often overlooked blessings—a flower, a smile, a child. As the blind Helen Keller urged, “Use your eyes today as if you would be stricken blind tomorrow.”
Awareness is the mother of gratitude,
and gratitude the mother of joy.