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GRATITUDE

This morning I woke up in a comfortable bed in a pleasant, clean room, all at just the right temperature for my comfort. My first stop was a nice clean bathroom with a toilet that flushed and water that ran in the sink — both hot and cold based on my choice. I plugged my cell phone into the outlet on the wall and electricity came through to power it.

Then I went to the kitchen to fill a pan with water from the sink faucet which ran both hot and cold. I placed the pan on the stove and turned a knob which caused the heat to start. From the refrigerator I took an egg, preserved at just the right temperature and put it in the pot.  Three minutes after it had come to a boil I ran the pot under cold water until I could retrieve the egg and continue cooling it, after which  I removed the shell and placed it in a clean dish to put on the table  along with a small bowl of blueberries that had been preserved in the freezer until removal to the refrigerator yesterday. In my microwave I warmed a cup of coffee and sat down at a comfortable table to eat it.

And that’s this morning’s news. Grateful? Indeed! and sad that a huge percentage of people in the world can’t have the same experience. Am I wrong to wish we were working toward a world where everyone could enjoy such a morning?

 

 

Posted July 4, 2021 by Mona Gustafson Affinito in Uncategorized

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  1. I understand your point. But not all people love blueberries.

  2. What a great reminder of the many, many things that we have to make our lives so easy. So many times I shake my head and wonder ; “Just HOW did those pioneers who settled our country ever make it through? What fortitude and courage.” They had none of these things. We have so much.
    Thank you for the gentle and humbling reminder.

  3. It is too easy for us to take simple things for granted and forget other people may not be as fortunate as we are!

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