5 Days of Gratitude Challenge – Day 3

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September 7, 2014 by Roe

  1. Cool breezes. I love fall and cool breezes with no humidity. Maybe it’s because October’s my birth month, maybe it’s because my hands sweat less or something. It’s always reminded me of freedom or falling in love. When you smell autumn air, all your worries seem to fall away. It’s definitely one of the many reasons why I’m looking forward to the summer ending.
  2. I could probably go on ad infinitum about Joseph Campbell. But I will always be grateful for all that he contributed to the world and the literary community. I also find myself quite proud of the fact that he is American. I don’t get too patriotic often, but with Joseph Campbell I do. He makes me proud to come from this country. His mind was one of a kind, and he realized so many common threads within myth, folklore, religion, and psychology and how it applies to us as human beings and why it’s important. His work, reading his books, listening to his lectures, and watching his interviews as given me an abundant set of tools of how to live in the world as a human being, and I will always be thankful for his existence.
  3. Clean water. I know I’m lucky to live where I do, and it’s one of the reasons why I don’t complain about it as often as some. There are parts of the world where if water is not scarce, it is hard to find clean. As a citizen of the Northeast United States, I have access to clean water to drink, bathe, and wash dishes. It may not seem like a big deal, but when you hear about tainted water from leaked chemicals in West Virginia or know how often people get sick and die from water-breeding diseases in foreign countries, namely India and Africa, you realize how good you have it after all. Sometimes it’s the little things we take for granted. I’d hate to think we wouldn’t know what we have until it’s gone.

4 thoughts on “5 Days of Gratitude Challenge – Day 3

  1. Sam says:

    Loving your gratitude series. Clean water is always first and foremost on my mind wherever we go–every sip I take I’m kind of taking a risk. I couldn’t believe it when I heard about the E. coli outbreak in Bloomfield that happened this past July (http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2014/07/bloomfield_boil_water_advisory_lifted_after_e_coli_scare.html) — made me realize that we really can’t take clean water for granted in the States either! Thanks for bringing this to attention and realizing that it is a privilege to have clean water. 🙂

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    • Roe says:

      Thanks for reading 🙂 And I know, right? It’s scary to think about a world without clean water! Or at least not having access to it.

      How has India been with finding clean water in your area? Are you near the Ganges at all?

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      • Sam says:

        It’s been pretty easy actually. We do boil all our water (into tea or coffee, yum) or drink bottled water. So far, so good. For one of the Ganesh celebrations we ended up in a slum-ish area (sort of by accident, we didn’t know it was a slum) and were forcefed dinner… and water. (it was delicious). I didn’t get sick though so I think my immune system is getting pretty strong! And no, I am actually kind of southwest of the Ganges.

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      • Roe says:

        That’s great! Glad you’re doing well over there 🙂 Stay well!! 🙂

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