Monday, November 15, 2010

Counting my blessings: 23

Branch Of Wisdom

Indoor Plumbing

Yes, it may seem obvious, but indoor plumbing is a blessing. Really. There are so many people in our world who still do not have indoor plumbing. When they wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, they have to go outside no matter how cold it is. Now, I don't know about you, but if I get cold, I have a hard time falling back to sleep. I cannot imagine having to bundle up to go out to relieve myself.

In fact, even though the temperature dropped in October and many people around me turned their furnaces on a month ago, we just turned ours on November 1. Until then, the temperature in our house ranged between 60-65. I woke up one night to go to the bathroom and it was cold! I was so thankful that I didn't have to venture outside.

What are you thankful for today? Have you stopped by Branch of Wisdom to share your blessings?


  1. I agree!! This is on my list, too :) We are so very fortunate.

  2. My mom was raised in a home that did not have a toilet (among other things). After my grandpa passed, my grandma continued to live there alone until she was no longer able to care for herself. When we would visit, we would have to use the outhouse - it looked just like the ones you see in country paintings! In the wintertime, we would use a large 5-gallon bucket indoors. But really, that was only saved for those middle-of-the-night trips. You still had to use the outhouse during the day. I too am grateful for indoor plumbing!

  3. Oh my gosh. I ALWAYS thank God for indoor plumbing and public restrooms. I did this week when I was sick and also constantly before I figured I was allergic to dairy and would get violently ill without warning.

  4. Yes, a very wonderful thing to be thankful for.