Can you please dry your hands?

I asked a preschooler, “Can you please dry your hands?” The preschooler replied, “Can you please let me be happy with wet hands?”

Dripping wet hands

Dripping wet hands

We often take the pleasure of water for granted. About 1/3 of the world’s population does not have access to adequate water. Here in the United States we have faucets that advertise we do not even have to turn them on to work. We just touch them, and some are even touchless. We cannot even be bothered by touching a lever to get our water! Water is easily taken for granted in affluent areas.

Children however, do not always take things for granted. If they like something, they don’t think about how easily accessible it is or how rare it is. They just enjoy it. Water is something our bodies need to live, but enjoyment is also something our bodies desire.

Whether your hands are wet or dry as you are reading this, I hope you can find enjoyment today.

  • When was the last time you truly enjoyed water?
  • Will you take a moment today and experience hot and cold water?
  •  Is there anything you could do to bring water to those in need?

“When a child is locked in the bathroom with water running and he says he’s doing nothing but the dog is barking, call 911.”

Erma Bombeck

The power of a preschooler will change your mind…..if you let it.


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