Two weeks ago, a friend of mine told me how she saves water while showering. She turns on the water, steps into the shower, gets wet, and then turns the shower off. Then she shampoos her hair and lathers up. When she’s ready to rinse, she turns the shower back on. She learned to do this when she was a young girl and lived in a South American country where water was more expensive. She does it now to consume less of the world’s water and to reduce her water bill. Right now, I’m trying to do that with every other shower I take. I try to give God thanks for hot water, to help my heart be thankful and not begrudging. Perhaps in a little while, I’ll be ready to save water in the shower six out of seven times a week, joyfully.