As a little girl I loved to read the Little House on the Prairie books. How fun it would be, I thought, to live in that time period!! Now that I'm older and have had the responsibility of running a household, I can't imagine living without all the wonderful things we have now.
We don't have to burn candles or oil lamps. Recently we spent six hours without any electricity. Now, that's a blessing that I take for granted. We live in an all electric home so it was a little bit of a challenge. But it was okay for a few hours. I can't imagine not ever having electricity at all.
How about bringing in the water from the creek or a pump?? Can you imagine NOT having running water? What a blessing to have water at our finger tips. And it's clean too, we don't have to purify it or boil it.
How about cooking everyday over a fire, or taking your clothes to the river to wash and scrub with a scrub board. I have so many wonderful appliances that make life so much easier. My refrigerator keeps my food cold and safe from spoiling. My washer and dryer makes it so easy for me to keep my family's clothes clean. And I can cook yummy food with my oven and microwave.
I'm grateful for these wonderful conveniences. Now the trick is to use the time wisely that I they save me.