We all tend to take a lot of things for granted. Many of us complain on a daily basis about petty things, such as the weather, traffic, beings hungry or thirsty, even though it has only been an hour since we have had something to eat or drink. We complain that a room is too hot, or too cold, or even that there isn’t anything interesting on television.Not many of us stop to think just how great we have it. None of us would ever think that clean drinking water would ever be something to worry about.
Unfortunately, right now roughly 1/8th of the world, (That’s right, the entire world), is without safe, clean drinking water. Some have a scare amount of water to begin with. Many children are weak, dehydrated, and easily become ill due to the fact that they have no clean drinking water. One movement is dedicated to helping those in need of safe drinking water, and that is Blog Action Day. http://blogactionday.change.org/ They are doing what they can to help those in need, by taking helping you to create a fund-raising page, sign a petition for the UN to deliver safe drinking water to those in need, and you can even donate $25, all of which will be completely donated to the efforts of providing water to those who can’t get it, or who have to drink dirty water. We all are fairly prosperous, and a little money can go a long way. I have an ad set up on my side bar, where you can sign the petition, and you can also join in the battle to make a real difference in the world.
Just think….one action, one simple 2 seconds out of your day could end up being the deciding factor that brings help, and well-being to millions of people. One simple donation, a few emails, telling your coworkers in the next cubicle over, making an announcement at work to take action, any little effort that you do today with this event and this organization could help change the world. It suddenly doesn’t make a couple of minutes of your time seem like such a big chunk out or your day. When you think of the scope of your actions, and how if one person each told two people and it kept progressing in that manner, we would all make a huge impact. If you don’t take action or pass the word on, that could easily be a couple of hundred people that may not be able to make a difference. If only 1/4 of those people donated $25, that would be 50 x $25, which is $1,250 towards making the world a better place. That adds up over the spread of a nation and is monumental over the scope of the entire planet.
You can place a banner on your site to promote the event, or if you own a blog, you can create a blog post promoting the event. Tell your friends, pass the word on, and keep it moving. Sign the petition, donate if you can, educate yourself, and educate others. Take a stand and make a difference in the world. Now is your chance.