Gems of Gratitude, Reflections

Today’s Gem of Gratitude #94

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Today I am thankful for water. Having water may seem like such a simple thing, but it truly can mean the difference between life and death.

For years I, like many others, have heard about people all across this world who do not have access to clean water. Those who find themselves in that situation are limited to making use of the dirty and unsanitary water that is available where they live. They drink this water, bathe with this water, cook with this water, and wash their clothes with this water.

I, like many others, have wanted to really do something to help those who lack access to safe and clean water, but I must admit that I have been leery of many of the programs that are supposedly set up to do just that. I wonder if the money that I send will really reach the villages of people who are in need, and whether that money will be used for the intended purpose. I have struggled with this for years, and where has that struggle left me? After all of these years I have yet to do something that will have a substantially lasting impact on this epidemic.

I am committing myself to finding a way to provide those in need with the help that I so long to give them. This will be a mission that I will pursue during the course of the next year.

I know that there has to be a way that those who are in need of safe and clean water can have access to water that is safe for them to drink, bathe with, cook with, and wash their clothes with, just as I do.

Those of us who have safe and clean water that suits all of the uses that we have for it are abundantly blessed, and I pray that we never lose sight of that. And as people who are so blessed it is our responsibility to be a blessing to the rest of the world, as no one should ever be permitted to go without the fulfillment of life’s basic needs. #lovebythedrop

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