Did you know that for a billion people in the world, the closest safe water is four miles away? I recently read that in the book Beautiful Mercy and reflected on it as I stepped into my hot shower.
I've taken for granted the easy availability of clean, safe water on demand from my closest tap. For my whole life, I've been able to have a hot bath or shower or a cold drink almost whenever I want it. What a luxury this is and how often I take it for granted! I'm sure it will fade as quickly as it came on, but I'm definitely going to try to be more mindful when I'm using water, and to say a prayer of thanksgiving when I do.