Tuesday, April 05, 2011


I woke up last night and was thirsty.

Before doing anything about it, I marveled that I have the good fortune to live in a place where you can walk a few feet, pull a knob, and watch drinkable water come out of the tap.

I realized that this is not possible in many parts of the world (where the water is not drinkable, or you have to walk far to get it, or there isn't any at all, or it's radioactive).

So I said a prayer for those parts of the world and gave thanks before drinking.


  1. i feel the same way CK. i'm grateful every time i turn on the shower or fill the kettle...or flush the toilet.

  2. Ever since reading a bit of Omoto I try to actually direct positive thoughts at my water. I'm REALLY worried about California though... I wish I could bring myself to take a media break.

  3. We have excellent tap water here in Munich, and I prefer this to many waters that one can buy in bottles.
    I'm consious of the luxury I have each time I drink tap water.

    This is what travelling can do. It also opens the eyes for what is good at our places we live.