Sometimes in the daily, monotonous, everyday routines of life, we lose track of why we’re here. Something I realized a long time ago is that the world doesn’t revolve around me. Sounds like a simple realization, but as humans in this generation, we actually do forget sometimes.
Today is an ordinary day. I woke up in a warm bed in my own apartment. I had my coffee, a glass of water, some breakfast, nothing special. Later, I’ll get into my air conditioned car and drive to my job where I am able to make a steady income. This seems normal. It seems ordinary. But it actually isn’t. We are incredibly blessed in America to have the privilege to be able to do any of these things. The most simple and ordinary of all-drinking water.
I billion people around the world don’t have access to clean water. Unsafe water is the cause of 80% of all sickness and disease in the world. This causes nearly 4 million deaths per year…which is more than aids and violence, such as war.
Maybe you’re a student. In America, it is normal and expected that we all go to school. Did you know that 272 million school days are lost every year because children are spending more than 4 hours everyday fetching water instead of going to school?
The amazing thing is that there is a solution to this tragic problem. Generosity Water is raising money to build water wells around the world, providing many with clean, safe water.
If you want to take this ordinary day and make it extraordinary, feel free to donate to my fundraiser for Generosity Water at:
Don’t feel pressured, and don’t donate anything outside of your means. Every $10 can give one person new access to clean water.
You will have the option of making your donation anonymous or public. You will also be emailed a receipt, and your donation is tax deductible. Every dollar makes a difference.
We are all here for a purpose. We are here to love and help each other. So today, give water and give life.
“Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God who has given much to you.” -Deuteronomy 16:17
“He who is generous will be blessed. For he gives some of his food to the poor.”- Proverbs 22:9