Today is Blog Action Day. A day that is set aside each year for bloggers to help bring awareness to an issue that is of global importance. This year the choice was “water”, and perhaps more specifically safe, drinking water. Do you know that 1 in 8 people do NOT have access to safe drinking water? 1 in 8. When I read that I was, literally, dumbstruck. 1 in 8. It is echoing in my mind. Think about the water most of us use daily. For example, I get up and take a shower every day. I brush my teeth several times a day, flush the toilet, cook with water, clean with water. And drink water. I am one of those people who loves to drink water, and I drink a lot of water. But even those of us who don’t drink their water “straight” may find out they too consume a lot of water products — coffee, tea, instant cocoa, etc. Take a moment and think about how water is involved in your life. Now try to imagine not having safe water to even drink. Can you do it? I really cannot imagine life without safe water. We all need to do what ever we can not only to conserve water, but to to help others have a source for safe drinking.
To this end I invite you to visit a couple of blogs. The first is the son of my blog-friend Cate. He does work for a water charity and even travels to places that do not have safe drinking water to help dig wells. Isn’t that perfect? (And Cate, how proud of a Mum you must be!)
The second is the sponsor of Blog Action Day.
Remember: 1 in 8 people on this planet do not have access to safe drinking water!