What good is a blessing if it’s not shared?

I consider myself very lucky that I get to drink as much water as I want every day. Water is such an essential human need and it breaks my heart that one billion people on our planet don’t get to share in the same daily ritual of drinking clean water that I get to. In the desert, it’s something that almost gets taken advantage of because since we make a point to drink tons of it all of the time, we just count it as part of our day and it easily gets forgotten.

4,100 children die every day from water related diseases.

I have been blessed with clean water to drink, wash with, and even to clean things and water plants with. I have also been blessed with a wonderful business. I feel it’s about time that I start sharing even more of my blessings with others.

I first heard about charity: water about two years ago and I haven’t been able to get them out of my mind since then. Everyone on the planet deserves to have water and it’s so hard for me to fathom that one in SEVEN people doesn’t have it. So…I’m going to try and do something about it.

First of all, I am going to donate 10% of my personal income from session fees for the rest of 2011 straight to charity: water. The best thing about this is that 100% of that money will go straight to helping people get water, as do all public donations with their charity. No matter how much money this amounts to, I know it will make a difference because it only takes $20 to help another person get access to clean, safe water.

Secondly, I’ve started a My charity: water campaign to try and raise even more money. With the holiday season coming up, I can’t think of a better time to share the giving spirit with more than just your loved ones. What better gift than giving someone a better chance at survival? If you feel inclined to share your blessings as well, here is a link to my campaign, or you can start your own! I’d love to raise $200 by the end of the year because that’s 10 more people with water!

Has it been put on your heart to try and help change the world in a small or large way? I’d love to hear your stories and would love your help with saving lives!

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