You Are Water Wealthy
Wealth is a mindset. Sometimes I don’t even notice how wealthy I really am until I have to go without.
A few weeks ago I went outside to find a big lake of water in my backyard. It was after a rainfall, but three inches of water is a lot more than a bit of rainfall where I live. I discovered that I had a tiny crack in the pipe between my well and the house, and water was slowly soaking the grass.
I had to turn off the the main water supply so the pipe could be fixed. Then I grudgingly went to the neighbor’s house to take a shower. The rest of the day my family and I drank water from the spare water bottles we had in the pantry.
Now I consider myself wealthy because I can turn on the faucet most every day and water comes pouring out.
That wasn’t the case 100 years ago. In the early 1900s, the California Water Wars created a great amount of tension between the eastern and southern areas of California. Farmers and politicians fought for this precious commodity because of the need for both food and water. The parched soil began to take on the appearance of the Sahara desert as the precious supply of water was quickly running out. The one who controlled the water, controlled the wealth.
Do you consider yourself wealthy?
You swim, bath, drink, and eat foods full of water as if it were an unending resource. I know you easily flush it down the sink when it becomes contaminated without a second thought.
You have an abundance of water. Therefore, you are wealthy in water.
Socrates said, “He is richest who is content with the least, for [contentment] is the wealth of nature.”
You see, true wealth lies in your ability to think. So the next time you turn on the faucet, take a shower, or drink a nice big glass of water, stop and think.
Imagine yourself as a person who is wealthy, rich, and content. You have an abundance of water.
Now go enjoy a nice big glass of water.