Last Friday a there was a car crash up the hill from us. The crash caused a power surge that fried our fridge and the surge protector on our computer. Thankfully the computer was fine, but we have now been without a fridge for a week. (I guess we are not completely without a fridge because a kind neighbor has let us put our food in her fridge all week. We've also been using a cooler in our kitchen.)
This week has really reminded me of some of the blessings that I take for granted. It really is a wonderful thing to be able to put food in the fridge and have it stay fresh and cold. It is a wonderful thing to be able to take a hot shower whenever I want instead of having to haul water and heat it. Air conditioning is really nice too! Could you imagine if we didn't have any of these things?
Though it has been inconvenient for me, I count it as a blessing that I had something to remind me of how richly blessed I am. I also have a very clean fridge!