I was originally thinking that it was nice to not need a water filter simply to enjoy the taste. Because in the Connor, I do need the water to be filtered. See the Connor has some problems, like corroding pipes, rotting walls, and windows that don't open. If you don't use the shower for a while (like Christmas vacation) you have to run the hot and cold water for several hours to get it clear. It is completely safe, just has metal in it. Anyways, if you look at some of these pictures of the building you might understand (why we live there and the beauty that is in the old buildings of Laramie). We also have circular archways, which make it all worthwhile.
Anyways, I began to think a little broader and thought back to my recent Haiti trip. I am extremely thankful that I don't have to pump my water, or bathe on the road or carry my water several miles. I am thankful that I can turn on the faucet and even if the water taste funny, I can drink it.
I decided to write a post about the many things that I am thankful for. Here are the first 13 that I rambled off in about 1 minute....what are your top 5?
I am thankful for my friends and family
I am thankful for my husband
I am thankful for my education
I am thankful that I have the option to be a stay at home mom, artist, or work in a corporate position
I am thankful that I have a job
I am thankful for my computer
I am thankful for my artistic ability
I am thankful for music
I am thankful for flowers
I am thankful that I can spend time with those I love
I am thankful that I have had the experiences (both good and bad) that I have had
I am thankful that I have had positive role models throughout my life.
I created this YouTube video in response to this blog post and a video produced by Water.org featuring Matt Damon.