Thought for Today
I kind of like this word. It means the action or process of thinking. Synonyms being thinking, contemplation, musing, pondering, consideration, reflection, introspection, deliberation, concentration, etc.
Just the other day I had a thought about what the most important elements are for survival. A reflective moment, if you will. I had been without water in my home for over 24 hours. I’ve experienced being without heat and electricity for longer periods, but never without water for a long period of time. I was most thankful for bottled water during my water outage, and I had a place to go for a shower.
An hour after restoring water while sitting at the kitchen table having dinner, I sat for an extra 10 minutes thinking about what items people could really live without for an extended period of time. If you think about it for a moment…years ago people didn’t have electricity or solar power in order to keep warm or cook. They had to rely on a wood stove or fireplace for heat and some other light source for reading.
So the one item we cannot live without is water. We need it to survive! We drink it, cook with it, and clean with it. So the thought/reminder I’d like to share is: be good to our planet. The day may come when do not have a water processing plant.
Most of us take for granted how lucky we are to have clean water, heat, a warm, dry bed to sleep in, plentiful food, and so much more. We live like kings compared to 98% of the world’s population. Glad you got your water fixed.
I think you’re right. Many people don’t give a second thought about having clean water and protecting the environment. Much like some people not giving a second thought to littering.
Speaking of, I saw something this morning shared by Elizabeth Cassidy. This may help some people to give it a second thought: http://www.thebuddhistvision.com/this-film-should-be-seen-by-the-entire-world/
That video is heart wrenching to watch. Have you heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It’s floating debris in the Pacific estimated to be twice the size of Texas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_debris
And look at the BP oil spills in Alaska & the Gulf of Mexico. It’s frightening to think about what we humans are doing to our planet.
It is. I sat in silence for a while after watching it. Brought tears to my eyes.
I had not heard of it until now. Unbelievable!! And in reading further during my lunch hour, it appears there is more than one Garbage Patch floating around in our oceans.