Feeling Gratitude from a Shower Knob

They say that for your own happiness and wellbeing, you should feel gratitude every day.

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But as things turn out, that’s hard to do.

Ask anyone what they’re thankful for and they’ll probably mention friends and family. Ask them the next day and they may mention their health. And by about day five, they’ve run out of things to be thankful for and they lose interest in the daily gratitude exercise.

The problem is that we don’t realize how wonderful something is until it’s gone. Even simple, everyday things we take for granted. Like a shower knob. One that delivers hot water simply by turning it.

I’m 58 years old and I have never known a day in my life when I couldn’t turn a knob and have clean, hot water rush out so that I could clean myself in total comfort. And if you don’t think that’s wonderful, the next time you take a shower, turn off the hot water and count to 10.

So, that’s what I’m showing gratitude for today. That simple hot shower knob. One of the hundreds of little things we take for granted that makes life great.

Here’s to you and yours. Enjoy your Memorial Day, think of our veterans and if you get the time, enjoy a nice hot shower or bath.

Until next time.

Originally published at Too Young To Retire.