We hear things about how water is life, but what does it really mean? We know that at least 60% of the human body is water, though if you can’t remember the last time you drank a glass of water, you may want to chug some right now. After all, you have to remain hydrated for the sake of your brain, skin, kidneys, and more. Soda, coffee, and beer may have water in them, but it’s too tainted to make a difference.

Confucious once said, “A man of wisdom delights in water.”

A friend dug a hole in the garden and filled it with water. I think he meant well.

Water is amazing because it is available to us in liquid, solid, and gaseous form. If you drink water or swim in it, then it’s in the liquid form. If you drop cubes of ice into your drink, you’re using it in solid form. Vapor or mist is the gaseous form.

That leads me to a dad joke…

I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.


The Mist Is Mysterious

Is it a coincidence that when you say “mysterious,” you also say the word mist? Hmmm, I think not.

The mist anywhere can be quite mysterious. You may not know what is within the mist, which is all the more reason to explore what’s beyond it. If you ever watched “Gorillas in the Mist,” you know that Sigourney Weaver discovered an exciting world.

Don’t be afraid to go into the mist. Be excited because you do not know where you will end up.

“My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.” — Mitch Hedberg

Meanwhile, if you’ve ever had a kitchen-fail boiling water for pasta, you know that there’s a point where you won’t have water left. All you’ll have is mist because the water continues to boil and evaporate until there’s nothing left. And if you don’t pay attention, you could end up with a burnt smell throughout your kitchen, too.

Water can go from boiling to burnt quicker than many realize. If that’s happened to you on more than one occasion, it’s no mystery: you’re a bad cook. In fact, your family should revoke your kitchen privileges entirely if you’re burning water.


Be Fluid. Be Like Water

Choa Kok Sui, a famous philosopher, once provided this advice: “Be fluid. Be like water. Flow around obstacles.”

One of life’s greatest lessons can be taught by using water. No, it’s not about learning to swim, though that is an important skill to have. You never know when you’re going to find yourself being thrown from a boat, a bridge, or simply experiencing a flood. It’s all about survival.

No, the real lesson is to remember that water is fluid and, therefore, it is capable of flowing around obstacles. If you see a large rock in the middle of a river, the water doesn’t stop. Instead, it flows around the water without giving the rock a second thought.

When you come upon an obstacle, you have two options. You can choose to let it stop you in your tracks and impede your success. Or, you can take a fluid approach and move forward. Choosing the latter will allow you to be more successful in all you do.

There are some obstacles that are harder to flow around than others. However, you must acknowledge that the obstacle is not preventing you from moving forward. It may simply slow you down. Maintain positivity and trudge forward.

Remember, even the muddiest waters can become clear at some point. Alan Watts offers this little quote: “Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”

If you’re not sure how to deal with an obstacle, leave it alone for an hour, a day, or a week. Think about what you’re going to do about it when you have a clearer head.


Boiling Water & Other Activities You Might Be Doing Wrong

We already covered how boiling water may not be your strong suit. If you end up with a kitchen full of mist instead of a pot of boiling water, you’re probably not doing things right.

There are other things you may be doing wrong with water, too.

If you jump into a pond or a lake and end up with a mouth and nose full of water, you probably didn’t hold your breath. All you did was take a deep breath. Next time, just hold your nose. Your entire body will thank you.

“I fear the man who drinks water and so remembers this morning what the rest of us said last night.” – Benjamin Franklin

If you’ve ever fallen into a pond or lake in the winter because you attempted to go ice skating, ice fishing, or play ice hockey, there’s a lesson to be learned, too.

Particularly if you build a pole barn close to the water, you want to enjoy it year-round. Since it’s so cold in Minnesota and Wisconsin, many bodies of water will freeze. However, you don’t want to test it by walking onto it.

First, make sure that it’s truly frozen. Test the thickness near the edge. Anything less than four inches of ice (that’s frozen water) won’t support your body weight.

See how fun water can be? You just have to play with it responsibly.

Fog in forest

The Grass is Greener…

“The grass is greener…where you water it.” – Neil Barringham

This is solid advice. When you’re in Sherman Country, there’s no reason to become envious of what other people have. If you find that someone else has greener pastures, perhaps you need to use a bit more water on your own pastures.

If you find that others have quality erections when you do not, it may be time to explore a pole barn. Think about what you really want in an erection: durability and beauty. Sherman Pole Buildings can deliver on those with the customizable pole buildings that we offer. Our steel structures can endure all the elements, allowing you to have the kind of building you’ve always dreamed of.

Whether you want a she shed, a barndominium, or some other structure in Sherman Country, we can make it happen. That way, you can get exactly what you want without always pointing at what your neighbors have.

David Dweck once said, “To find truth, one must travel a dense fog.” While that may be true in movies like The Lord of the Rings, the reality is that you don’t have to travel far to find the truth about the best quality erections. We’re just a phone call away.