For today’s Five Photos, Five Stories picture, I’d like to remind everyone who has clean drinking water of just how lucky they are.
While I was on a mission trip to build a new medical facility in rural northwest Haiti, the only way we could get “clean” water was when it was carried in by this donkey. We were told that the water came from a well, but we couldn’t be sure of that. We never actually saw the well. Even the cleanest stream was a couple of miles away. And could any water really be “clean” carried in a saddlebag on the back of a donkey?
Most of us used the donkey water to take bucket baths at the end of the day. But for drinking and brushing our teeth, we stuck to bottles of Coke. (Which was gross.)
So, if you have clean drinking water, be grateful, and drink your tap water instead of filling up our landfills with plastic bottles.
What are you doing for Earth Day?
What an interesting story and yes, it definitely makes me thankful for all of the clean water that I take for granted on a daily basis.
It’s hard not to take it for granted. I try to remember that.
Thanks for the reminder as to how lucky we are!
I think about it every time I get a drink of water from the tap.
On Earth Day, or any day, an excellent reminder to be thankful for clean water. I’m amazed that Coca Cola was your go-to for tooth brushing, Juliann!
Me, too. I don’t normally even drink soda, so it was sugar overload!