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Fact: every day contains annoying things. Lately it seems extra full of heart-wrenching things. But the reality that I live in a place where I have not only clean water to drink, but HOT FLOWING WATER that comes right out of my tap whenever I want to wash dishes or take a bath? I feel like I should “laugh like I’ve got gold mines / Diggin’ in my own back yard.”* Today I’d like to think about this blessing (the ease and affordability of WATER in my life) as a counter-spell to the annoying and terrible things. Like, not only is my water situation NOT compounding the bad, it actually has the power to relieve it. It multiplies the good. I think of the oceans and lakes and rivers that I’ve been so lucky to see and jump into and surf and float on and on… water is a literally a conduit for power, and it happens to live both inside and outside of us. Water is so much more than water. Today, whenever I come into contact with water, I’m going to try and remember today’s object of gratitude.
*from the poem, "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou
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