Dream Sailor (who just happens to be my niece) wrote this wonderful reflection/call to action.

I’ve posted the text here, but be sure to visit her blog for the original post
Water is a familiar thing to me.
Cold drinking water.
Warm shower water.
Water for Rocket Dog.
I give my cat water through IV’s.
Water for my plants.
Water in the bottle in my skating bag and in the car.
Water I sometimes waste, by not drinking, or spilling…

…It’s hard to think that SO many people that we share this planet with don’t have safe drinking water.

1.1 billion people in fact.

1.1 billion. Without access to safe drinking water.

In fact, 6,000 children die every day from disease associated with lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene – equivalent to 20 jumbo jets crashing every day.

Traditional wells only cost around $2,600 to drill. It will bring water, health and happiness to an entire African village.

Just to put things in perspective,
this Gucci hand bag costs $2690.

That’s $90 more than a traditional well.
Am I saying this, so that those of us who own expensive hand bags can feel condemned?

Absolutely not.

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Change comes about by asking questions.

Because questions lead to answers.
And answers lead to action.

….And right now, I believe this to be one of the best causes to take action for.

….Because everyone. Absolutely everyone, should have access to clean, safe drinking water.

You can be the 1 that helps the 1.1 billion.

Give water for Christmas:

Peace on Earth.

Lets make it happen.