Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thankfulness VII

This one is simple.

Right now it's 41 degrees outside (F for you C types) and I DON'T have to walk through and endure that cold just to use the darn toilet.

Because whether yours is as extravagant as this --

-- or as simple as this --
-- we all need to be very, very, very, very grateful that we have

-Hot Water!

When we wake up and have our own little space to get ourselves relieved, rinsed and ready for the day, we are really really LUCKY and should stop to consider it every day.

Even when we're ill, isn't it a million times better to be ill in your own bathroom than anywhere else?

Good God, there are millions of people who do not have even the simple pleasure of having their own bathroom at the start and end of the day.

Imagine it. I mean, we go nuts when the water's shut off for an afternoon.

The most pitiful bathroom in the worst apartment or backstage or office you've ever seen is still a thousand times better than no bathroom at all.

Yep. Feel very fortunate.

Plus, we get to design and decorate our little Happy Rooms:

None of these are mine, I just thought they were sweet. This last especially. Lots of jokes in there somewhere (Jack Smellington?) but I'll leave that for others to comment on.

Thing is, we all should be VERY VERY THANKFUL for these miracles of the 20th Century.

Oh, in case you were ever curious, this is what the bathroom at the S&P used to look like:

Now it looks like this.

1 comment:

  1. I think it was Jerry Seinfeld who once asked: "What was the greatest thing before sliced bread?"

    You got the answer right here: Indoor plumbing. As a kid, I remember having to use Grandpa's outhouse. Two vital insights I learned were: Sears catalogs were just right--Monkey Wards paper was too slick. and always check for BlackWidders under the seat!