The electric water heater that supplies all of our hot water needs has packed it in, and this morning, with the temperature at 5 degrees Celsius I discovered that I was faced with the prospect of either a cold shower, or none at all. With the grass outside covered in a crisp, crunchy frost, neither option appealed to me but I had a meeting to attend so something had to be done. These old buckets, normally used in my garden, came to my rescue and, filled with hot water from our electric kettle in the kitchen, they provided a primitive but satisfying means of taking a shower. With the use of a plastic cup to scoop the water over my head I found the whole process far less traumatic than might be imagined and the surprise was that I only needed a little over one 9 litre bucket full of water.
This brings me to some thought provoking reflections: In many countries in the world, my shower this morning would be pure luxury - hot, clean water that was more than enough for my needs. How blessed am I? I jump into my shower every morning and turn on the hot water without a thought, taking my blessings for granted. I think I will be a little more thankful in future.
May you have all your needs supplied and a little to spare.
Bye for now until next time.