Have you ever woken up in the morning and wondered if you would get to have even one glass of water that day? Do you find yourself pleading with the Lord at night to spare your children from deadly diseases found in the only source of water you have access to? Doubtful. But these are REAL worries. People actually go through this EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Every 15 seconds a child dies from water related diseases. In India, the people are forced to get drinking and bath water from a ditch in the ground where sewage and human waste also reside.
Are your eyes open yet?
And yet here in America, we use water as if it is unimportant. We leave the faucet running as we brush our teeth. We hold water shows such as the ones held nightly at the Belagio hotel on the strip in Vegas. We have water rides at Disneyland and various other theme parks. Heck, we even have water parks. In Arizona, many houses have a pool in their backyard with FRESH water.
Now, I'm not suggesting that we all get rid of our pools, or drink less water. But we do take it for granted that we HAVE these things. Maybe if we all were conscious of it, turned of the faucet when we could, took shorter showers, finished our glasses of water instead of pouring the rest down the drain, maybe--just maybe, we could save a life.
What brought this up? For one of my classes at school we had to watch this film called "Running Dry." I don't know how to let you all see it but I did find a trailer for the video on YouTube and posted it here.
Also, I was reading in CosmoGirl magazine last night (my guilty pleasure), and they advertised a website, HairForecast.com. On this site, you enter your zipcode and it will tell you on a scale of 1 to 10 what kind of hair day you will have according to the weather forecast (cheesy, I know). However, every time you use this FREE site, a day's worth of water will be sent to someone who needs it in Africa. It's worth the effort of simply typing in your zipcode. Seriously. :]
Okay...anyway, that's all.
I love H2O!!!