Recently I moved to a new apartment in a new town, and for the first time ever, am having to pay for my water usage. Incredibly huge bills. Incredible, because they are so much higher than even the homeowners with yards to water in the town I just moved from ever get billed. I haven't quite recovered from the shock of it yet.

Well today I received an e-mail forward from a friend of mine, entitled "I am thankful for..." (and I won't list everything here, other than just a couple of items to give you the flavor of it) -- "I am thankful for...
  • ...the taxes I pay, because it means I am employed.
  • ...for the mess to clean up after a party, because it means I have been surrounded by friends.
  • ...for the teenager who complains about doing the dishes, because it means she is at home, not on the streets.
  • ...for my huge heating bill, because it means I am warm.
  • ...for the pile of laundry and ironing, because it means I have clothes to wear. "

Looking at it from that perspective, I guess I could add one more item to the list: "I am thankful for my HUGE water bills because it means I have an abundance of water to drink and wash with, I am never thirsty, and I don't have to make the long trek down to the river and back with a jug on my head to collect it, or be concerned about it being contaminated."

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