Who Dug the Well?

Like everything else, there are many different opinions on just how much water you should be drinking. Health experts commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses each day, although some believe that you need to sip water constantly throughout the day, even when you’re not thirsty.  

This week, I have an activity for you…

‘When You Drink the Water, Remember Who Dug the Well’ – Chinese Proverb

Of course, I am not literally asking you to research where your drinking water comes from. Instead, I would like you to recognize the elements and processes that allow you to enjoy that water (or coffee, or tea, or other favorite beverage!). From there, take some time to think about all those who have been a blessing in your life, whether in big ways or small.

Perhaps your parents, a special teacher, a mentor, colleagues, or friends have had a deep and meaningful impact on your life? What about the grocery store clerk, restaurant worker, or delivery driver? Did they bring a smile to your face or make your day run just a little more smoothly?

How can you let them know how much you appreciate their efforts? Maybe while their names are fresh on your mind, mail a card or send a text that puts actions to your thoughts.

Remember, you’re drinking from the well they dug!

This blog is one in a series discussing the importance of gratitude in our personal and professional lives and the benefits of routinely recognizing the good things in our lives and saying thank you.

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