It was Rumi who said "What you seek is seeking you," and those wise words ring true in my life on the daily. For example: I found myself in a bit of slump entertaining those familiar my life is stagnant, what do I really do to contribute to the world type feelings when I stumbled upon the story of Charity Water. At first my knee-jerk reaction was to question—where do the funds actually go?—so many charities have ridiculous bureaucracies which contribute abysmal portions per dollar to the actual cause. After performing my due diligence, Charity Water seemed too good to be true. I don't know of any other charity giving 100 percent of its public donations directly to the cause (funding clean water projects), thus I couldn't resist donating my birthday. One of the most gut wrenching facts which help to fuel this cause is knowing 1,400 kids die every day before reaching their 5th birthday from water-related illnesses. Jaw dropping news isn't it?
This year the idea of receiving gifts just didn't sit well with me. Maybe I'm getting old (which is totally my goal in life), but giving feels so much better than getting. I feel more blessed than ever before, I've taken stock of what's truly important these days, and I just want to thank God in some way for all the love, health and happiness in my life. So here it is. My little way of thanking the powers that be.
Help me turn on the faucet for those who have to trek 30 miles (if not more) to find dirty water to tote back to their village. Help me give these humble people the luxury of clean water.
Thank you for your support and helping me make a difference.
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