Can you imagine for a moment what your life would be like if simply drinking a glass of water was potentially life-threatening?
That’s what life is like for almost a billion people on this planet.
Yes, unbelievably 1 out of 8 people do not have access to safe water.
And every week, nearly 38,000 children under the age of 5 die from unsafe drinking water and unhygienic living conditions.
But, you can change this.
As part of Blog Action Day 2010, I would like to ask you to consider making a donation – whatever you can manage – so children don’t have to die every day from unsafe drinking water.
Just hop on over to The Art of Non Conformity’s charity:water page to bring clean water to Ethiopia. Or donate directly at the Blog Action Day donation page to water.org which says, “For only $25, you can give clean water to one person for a lifetime.”
Now, that’s what I call the power to make a difference. Just follow those links to learn a whole lot more about the impacts of unclean water. Thank you for reading this and thank you for caring.
Here are just a few special posts that have recently stimulated my thinking or touched my heart. I thought you might like them too.
- Mindful Consumption and The World We Have at The New Pursuit – Is mindful consumption the magic bullet for turning around the environmental crisis? This beautifully written post discusses the practice of mindful consumption, the core concept in Thich Nhat Hanh’s new book The World We Have: A Buddhist Approach to Peace and Ecology.
- The BridgeMaker: Alex Blackwell at The Bold Life – Choosing goodness – it’s so simply yet so extraordinary. This interview lifted me up. Alex says: “Life is short and happens quickly. We can either choose to be disappointed with what we have or we can choose to see the goodness in everything around us. I choose to see the goodness. I choose happiness. I choose love. And I hope others will, too.” The article also has a link to Alex’s new and free e-book How to Love Consciously.
- The Grid at Invisible Mikey – What can we learn from people who are dying? Mike explores how “…we are animated by the electricity of our consciousness.” He says, “Many people pretend that living is something different and separate from dying. To me living and dying walk hand in hand as best friends in permanent companionship.”
Here are two new resources from people I respect and trust. I’m not an affiliate for either program, just sharing resources that I’ve personally found helpful.
- Getting Results the Agile Way by J.D. Meier, Sources of Insight – This personal results system for work and life is now available in print and soon to be available in PDF and Kindle formats. I followed the 30 Days of Getting Results the Agile Way free online course in August. The results were fantastic, the program easy to follow, the approach inspiring and fun. I highly recommend it if you are interested in meaningful results, fresh starts, flexibility, action rather than over-planning, and boundaries instead of burnout. You can still read the book online for free, but many people prefer to have a print format.
- Successful Blogging in 12 Simple Steps by Annabel Candy, Get in the Hot Spot – Successful Blogging in 12 Simple Steps is the easiest and fastest way to learn about blogging. It’s a self-study course you can follow at your own pace. This e-book will be available on October 29th, but you can learn about it right now by following the link and reading the comprehensive information page.
I hope you enjoy these links and would love to hear your feedback on these articles and resources.
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