Thursday, March 22, 2012

Water, Water Everywhere....Well, not EVERYWHERE

Here in the desert we are all too aware of water conservation.  We value water and hold it at a premium.  But we don't have to work to get it.  We can turn on our tap anytime and get fresh, clean water.  We can buy bottled water just about anywhere we go.  So while we are mindful that water is precious, we rarely really think about how we get it or what it takes to get it to our tap.

Today is World Water Day.  You can visit The Adventure Project, to learn more.  Meg from Whatever has written very eloquently about it on her blog.  I'm going to steal her words because she writes it better than I ever could:

so it's here.
today is World Water Day.

most of us reading this....we take our water for granted.
we can turn on the tap anytime we want.
we can use a drinking fountain just about anywhere.
we can bathe whenever we feel like CLEAN water.
we can jump in a gigantic swimming pool or soak in a hot tub to relax.
we give our dogs big bowls of clean water...we make sure they are never out.

we don't have to worry about our babies getting sick or dying from the water we have to serve them.

we don't have to walk for hours EVERY DAY to get dirty water in buckets for our family.
we can help those that do have to do that.

So today I donated to help bring clean water to people who are not as fortunate as I am.  I hope you can find it in your heart to donate something, however large or small.  Whatever you may be able to afford.

Please go HERE to donate.  Thanks for helping.

EDIT:  So, far be it from me to start fights on other people's I will bring my comments here.  A commenter on Meg's blog stated that they thought there were many charitable oranizations here in our own country and shouldn't we be donating to those instead?  You are right...whoever you are that will most likely never read this, but why can't we do both?  We all inhabit this big blue marble and we are not called to just help America.  We are called to help all of God's children, wherever they may live.  Ok, I'm done.  I just had to say that.  It needed to be said.  Thanks for listening :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this important reminder. If everyone stepped up to help, this problem would be diminished greatly.