when did you last appreciate water? as in really appreciate it?

@secretbear (19464)
Philippines
October 16, 2007 9:34pm CST
so as i've been telling you guys, im suffering from cough since Thursday last week. and i went home that night riding on a bus. of course there were so many people inside the bus and any sound you make will be heard by many of them. especially if you cough like thunder or like a firing gun! ^__^;; so i was really trying to suppress my cough because i only had a small hanky with me and it wouldnt do to hold the sound. but it came to the point that my throats really itchy and i wanted to cough it off so badly but i was being held by total embarrassment. ^__^;; not very practical i know. i should be true to myself i know. i shouldnt care about other people i know. so what if they heard i know. LOL but hey, this is me and i dont like to be embarrassed by a thunderous cough. its really not lady-like. ^__^;; so thank goodness for WATER! thank God created WATER! i immediately drank half of the mineral water i got with me then and thank goodness it relieved the throat itchiness. never have i been so thankful that water is there to help me from being embarrassed and from preventing me to "fire a gun" on someone. LOL so what about you? any particular event that made you thankful of water?
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@marabdl86 (615)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Coughing is what everybody does. if you rally needed to you could have coughed on a cloth or with your hand covering your mouth. I wouldn't think anything of it. Just don't cough on me ;) Me and my uncle and his family went on this mountain adventure. We climbed this mountain from morning to afternoon. On our way down, we were already dehydrated and to top it all of we were out of water and LOST. You don't even relaise how we felt. we wanted to basically dream of drinkign notthign but cold fresh water all day long. I don't know how we made it out but we eventually found our way in pitch dark with the help of some ppl. When I got home dehydrated as all heck, I drank about literally 2 gallons of water. Since that day 3 and half years ago I have appreciated water ever since. Wayer is the most underrated things in life.
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@tholitz (1127)
• Philippines
1 Nov 07
You know what it's very hard to appreciate the value or importance of something which you have abundantly. So you really appreciate them when they are inadequate or in short supply. This had happen to me when I had went to a mountain for a medical mission. You have to crossed 2 mountains and 6 rivers to reach the area (it took us 12 hours). Since it is not advisable to carry heavy baggages in hiking and the river is not potable, you could imagine how I have conserved the 1 liter mineral water that I have carry with me. During those tiring and thirsting moment, you could really appreciate how a sip of water could refresh my fatigued and dehydrated body.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
22 Oct 07
A very good discussion and maybe some people thought for a while as to how much they take water for granted. I have always enjoyed drining water, since when I was a child that was the most usual drink a child would be offered. I am lucky that I have never been without water. However I do have a very dry mouth due to illness and I use a synthetic saliva product. This is not as nasty as it sounds, it is like a mouth refresher spray, except the spray gives more volume of the liquid than in a refresher spray and this synthetic product stops me coughing when my throat is dry. It is available in a small spray and it fits in my handbag. Unfortunately I do not have a camera to send a snap of this product but it is a really helpful spray to have to hand.
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@Dee351972 (743)
22 Oct 07
Hi, i am sorry you were sick. I am glad water helped you but i would of just coughed if i had to. I mean not on anyone or anything. This summer we were in a parade for helemt awarness, (we do it every year) in honor of our daughter. Of cource it was really hot out so we got water given to us and that was really good, You got really thursty waiting for the parade to start and to do through it.
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@MsTickle (24995)
• Australia
21 Oct 07
It's not the sound you should be worried about but the germs you may be spreading. A small handkerchief is not going to contain these germs. You are very contagious, why are you inflicting your germs on workmates and fellow travellers. Why not suck a lozenge, to suppress the cough or take some cough mixture or stay home till you are well. it would be better for you too.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
20 Oct 07
I believe the last time I appreciated winter was a few years ago when we had a two foot snow storm. My company was closed for a few days because of the storm so I did not have to go to work those days. That was definitely the last time i appreciated winter. I may appreciate it this winter too as it may help my sinus condition. Colder weather may be good for me.
• India
20 Oct 07
hii secretbear, you are absolutely true in saying god really created a beautiful thing thats water.and you know its required in each and every step in our life.its not needed but its essential for us.not to forget 70% of our body is water. well about appreciating water,i always appreciate it.you know why?because its my favorite drink.i just love drinking water.its involved in every major bodily function.because it not only satisfies my thirst,it does a lot more to it.it helps in digestion,absorption of food,temperature control,waste and toxins removal from body and mostly rejuvenates my skin and adds an extra glow to it. therefore there is no particular event or moment when i appreciate it.whenever i feel thirsty,when i finish off my meals,when i go for a bath,when i make myself a cup of coffee,when i water my plants,when it rains,and when i see a beautiful sea view.i always appreciate water because without it i will die and its a necessity of every moment that i live.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
17 Oct 07
I do a lot of singing, and I need a water bottle all the time, and I do have bronchitis so I am glad I can go to a tap and get a drink. I also know that God protects me, so HE put me in a situation where I can get water whenever I need to. But I am not the type who is like the one in the desert, who goes into a frantic prayer whenever the liquid touches my lips. I would have taken a drink of that mineral water as soon as I coughed and not worried what others thought or what they had thought if I had hacked my life out.
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@Amberina (1541)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I am so thankful for water when I have a really rough day I treat myself to a nice long hot shower the smells of my soaps and the way the water feels, it's like it is washing away my tensions. It also feels so good when I crawl into bed nice and clean...now I want a shower...lol.-Amber
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@Pompon (1758)
• Poland
17 Oct 07
OMG I had this problem once on my lecture in MAT. Imagine about 80 people carefully listen to the proffeaor's speach and in a second you start to cought so badly you're louder than him_
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@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
17 Oct 07
there is an adage in my dialet that says water has no enemy. truly water has no enemy that is why we play with it, bath with it, drink it, walk in it, swim in it, do all kinds of things with it. water has been helpful to mankind since the begining of the world though it destroyed with water some thousand years ago just because of desobedient. all the same water has been helping in different areas. i once swallowed a fish bone some time ago, it water that wash out the deadly bone on my throat. thanks to water for its gentleness.
@bronie123 (4589)
• United States
17 Oct 07
Last friday our power went out and we couldn't take a shower you never appreciate things until there not there for you :)
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@isaiah12 (418)
• United States
17 Oct 07
A few weeks ago the woman I work for had a water leak. The water had to be turned off until we were able to fix it. We had no water to clean, for cooking, etc. I think sometimes we don't realize how well we have things until something like this happens.
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@aissha (2036)
• India
17 Oct 07
ohh secret bear its been a week now and u still have a bad throat butu know what ,it has taught u so many lessons ,i can see here ,and water is sooooo precious ,i drink lots of water and i carry my own water whereever i go and i hv one 3 yr. old so for her also i can't simply forget to carry water as u can go lil thirsty for a while but a child .... ,so perhaps i know water is sooooo precious.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
17 Oct 07
Every hour of every single day, actually. It is the first thing I reach for in the morning before my eyes are hardly open, and when I think of food I always have a bit of water first. Get well soon!
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• United States
17 Oct 07
I have always appreciated water. It is our only lifesource. When I was pregnant with my twins, I drank 32-64 oz of Lime or Lemon water 3-4 times a day. When my twins decided to come into the world 7.5 weeks early, I was given magnesium to stop the contractions. Well, if you know anything about magnesium, it makes you have dry mouth. Dry mouth is not fun at all. In an ambluance to a hosital with a NICU, the nurse kept asking me questions, and of course I could not talk do to dry mouth. She would not give me water to drink, but only ice chips...per the doctor at the hospital. So, yes, I totally appreciate water. Water that is fresh, no flouride or anything added to it unless I add something like lime or lemon to it.
• United States
17 Oct 07
That's so funny but yet so embarrassing at the same time. I have been in the same situation as you on buses and I sympathize with you. Water is my life secretbear. I cherish it so very dearly. As you said. "Thank God created water." I drink water like I'll never have another drop again. The one time I needed water most I was surrounded by it but couldn't drink it. Some years ago when I was still surfing my friend and I where out in the water for a long time. Allot longer than I thought. Salt water can really dry you up in addition to the Sun and surfing. I got light headed all of a sudden and slipped off my board into the water. My friend had to get me to shore. I don't even remember how. Once on the beach I started seeing stars in my eyes and all I could think about was water, fresh water. My buddy gave me a little at a time until I was able to drink on my own and start thinking clearly again. Since then water has been my best friend but I also like drinks I can make with water like sweet tea and lemonade. Oh yeah, when I pee I can really peeee. LOL ‹(°¿°)›
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@joshboz (1214)
• Australia
17 Oct 07
i think just last night is a good one.its because i ate a lot of food during our supper.my appetite is so great that i devour every rice and viand in my plate for just 10 minutes then again i seve myself with more rice and more viand then after the good essence of chewing your food you start to choke because you ate too much. i start to cough because i think the food went to my lungs rather than to my stomach and of course there are no better solution than drink water and more water while you cough a lot. after minutes of feeling drowning i was relieved by the water and start to eat again but this time, slower than usual.
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
17 Oct 07
Yes, at one time our well started taking on silt in a house I used to live in, so all of our water had this grayish dirt start coming through our lines. We couldn't cook with it, drink it, bathe in it. We had to take showers at my ex-husbands mom's house and buy water to cook with and drink with. We finally got it fixed but I really had a deeper appreciation for the need of it lol!
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17 Oct 07
Prety much the same thing you went through. I used to wait on customers all day long. (Not around food thankfully) Nothing was worse than having a coughing spell while your interacting with them, and trying to help them.
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