I have a newfound appreciation of the simple things in life. This week, after a prolonged (1.5 year) hiatus, a particular room in my house again has a sink with running water. Just turning the handle and watching the water flow effortlessly out gave me great joy.

Sometimes we think only the grand, the elegant, the time-consuming and the mind-boggling projects are worthwhile. It's not true. The simple things are good. Maybe even great. After all, where would I be without a sink and running water? Out at the well working the pump I guess.