I`m thankful for running water

There are many things to be thankful for right now.  Family, friends, health, and running water!  This past Sunday night, a pipe broke at my house.  I had to find a plumber on a Sunday evening!  That's not an easy task.  I called several different companies, none of whom were open.  Finally, I hired one guy and he agreed to come out and fix the problem -- for $440.00.  Ouch!!

Long story short, he fixed the pipe by about 9:00 p.m. and we only went without running water for about seven hours.  When you can't wash your hands whenever you want to, you begin to appreciate little things like on-demand water.  This all made me think about other simple things that I'm thankful for.  In no particular order:

  • Oxygen
  • Sunshine
  • Stars at night
  • The moon
  • The sound of wind in the trees
  • My wife
  • My kids
  • My full head of hair
  • Mexican food
  • Being able to type pretty fast
  • A great staff at work
  • A great church we belong to
  • Body pillows
  • Dogs
  • Cereal
  • Music and my guitar

I could go on and on...  What are some things that you take for granted?


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Todd Olivas

Todd Olivas is a court reporter and entrepreneur.
He founded TO&A in 2003.

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