Water, roofs and precious gifts.

So, this week has been a tad insane.. Its started off like this..

Roof 1

And then we had a little bit of this..

Roof 2

And it ended like that..

Roof 3

Needless to say. Roof leaks suck. Esp when you have a massive week planned, lovely visitors ( who were champs!) and not a ton of money! Oh well. Hopefully it will be fixed soon. Kinda threw me off tho. And its been a bit of a messy the last few days! Had to call a million people and re shuffle everything. Guess thats the way it goes hey.

Altho, I must say, I feel like It was a good thing. And ill tell ya why. Wednesday morning when our leak was found, after they called the plumbers to come out, they turned off the water to our building. And all our 7 neighbours, and our house, had no water. For EIGHT hours.

I had a million things planned for that day. Starting with doing the laundry and the dishes. Watering the plants and making some tea. And then maybe a nice hot shower! And as I set about trying to do them, I found I couldn’t. Cause they all had something to do with water! Its was crazy. And I kinda felt lost for a while. I didn’t know what to do about it and what to even do with myself, since I couldn’t do anything. It was so strange. And I was getting grumpy.. when all of a sudden this little voice in my head came. “Sharniie, this is how MOST of the world live. Every. Day”

Here am I stressing and annoying about not being able to clean my dirty towels, when most of the world can’t even get clean water to wash themselves! And here I am annoyed I can’t water my herbs, when most of the world can’t even get clean water to drink themselves!

Its crazy how much we take things like this for granted. And how easy it is to get caught up in our lives. In what we are doing and how annoyed we are. Without even realising what awesome blessings we have. Its crazy how little things make us see things from a different perspective. And how sometimes bad things can work out to be good things.

So, this Thanksgiving, and this Christmas, instead of giving someone else ( or even yourself!) a present they don’t want, or need. Maybe we should all donate money to charities that are trying to get fresh, clean water to people without this basic gift. And give thanks for all the gifts you do have, however small they may seem.

Love,

New Little *Water* Wife

If you would like to donate to a charity, Agape In Action is an awesome! It runs a clean water program for those in less fortunate countries. Check it out at http://agapeinaction.com/ 

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