Today Be Aware

This is the day the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
              —Psalm 118:24

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.

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