Water! My granddaughter had come to visit and was playing in the garden, therefore like most young children had got grass stains on the seat of her white shorts.
She was a little worried about what mom would say seeing all those grass stains on her shorts so me being grandma said, “Go in and change and I will soak them and get out the stains before mom see’s them.” She followed my instructions and went down to where my grandchildren’s bedroom is when they stay overnight. When she returned she said, “I left them on the chair because I couldn’t get to the laundry room.” I asked why she couldn’t take them to the laundry room and her casual reply was, “Because of the water, my feet would have been wet.”
I went down to the laundry room and much to my astonishment she was right the water flooded the floor.
Right then and there all systems went into full mode between me, my son and my husband. Wet vac, mop towels and so on all went into use which didn’t help!
By the end of the day, Saturday, my son and husband went and bought a portable sunk-pump, which worked for the time being until we could get a plumber.
It went through my head as I heard my husbands complaints as he and my son tried to find solutions to why we had water flooding our basement. Why this had happened? Even so I had to come to the conclusion of how grateful I am for water. I always give gratitude and appreciation for my drinking water each morning as I bless my meal.
However, we all know how damaging water can be.
Regardless, this time I could sit back without panic, and believe me if you knew me well it was always in my disposition to panic and stress when these things happened in the past, this time I was able to pacify my husband through his stress.
What I am more capable of doing now is to think of all the unique ways that we use water:
“There are so many countries that don’t have running water. Water is essential to our living besides our personal hygiene and sanitation it is a vital commodity for our survival. So we have to thank our city council and government for our water.” From our book Your Invincible Power.
There are countless ways we use water and are blessed to have this indispensable energy in our lives. Why would I now be upset with my water? Why would I curse it? I have to understand that we all have some life problems that may be quite inconvenient at the time it happens. These are life lessons. There is always something to take from them.
I decided that I have to be grateful always for my water not just when it is flowing the way I want it to. After all at the end of the day I am still quite fine in my now. The drain is being fixed at this moment. My husband is less stressed which is always a bonus! And I have learned to take a lesson from my grandchild who casually said, “My feet would have been wet!”
Being a child she didn’t first see the damage it could possibly do, she didn’t find herself in a panic, she just saw that at that moment it was a slight inconvenience. Children are so awesome to watch and sometimes take life lessons from because they mostly do not see the stresses of life the way we do. They haven’t gotten to that point of endlessly allowing negative situations to dominate their lives. They don’t think about the disadvantage of a situation or look at the possibility of trouble as we do. They just take life casually.
When we as adults can get ourselves in the moment as children do we can move away from the stresses of life and believe me when you can do this life changes for you. All of those terrible ideas you may have focused on and contemplated in your panic do not come into effect when you learn to take your focus in a positive direction. This happens because you haven’t looked for the worse case scenario.
“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” Benjamin Franklin.
I am going to follow in the footsteps of my granddaughter and just say, “I’m not going to let my feet get wet.” I am going through life with dry feet and take all that comes as much as possible in my stride!
Pamela Hamilton Is an expert in the Law of Attraction, the co-author of Your Invincible Power series of books and the Vice President of the Your Invincible Power Company which assists in going beyond suffering and finding the ultimate joy we all have a right to.
Pamela wrote, Love, Life and Beyond to further promote the worthiness that we all hold title to. We just have to find our way to take ownership to what is rightfully ours.