Tuesdays Unwrapped

Today we drank it, spilled it, and showered in it. Heck, even my plants had their fair share of it. I can go to four different rooms in my house and get as much as I want, whenever I want. As I look for the gift unwrapped, the extraordinary in the ordinary, I see water.

We are so, so blessed. Beyond blessed actually. To us water is something we swim in, we wash our clothes in, we bottle up and put a fancy flavor in. But for 1.1 billion people, it is the difference between life and death.

Can I give you a statistic? Promise me you’ll read it. Twice. There are 42,000 people who die every week from a lack of clean water. 90% of them are children under the age of five. My kids will never know that kind of lack. That is a gift.

If you want to learn more about giving the gift of water and you want to make a dent in the statistics, read here. It’ll tell you all you need to know.

To read more about Tuesdays unwrapped, head on over to Emily’s blog.


  • I’m so glad you wrote this. I’ve been thinking about basic gifts like water as well. I mean seriously? Could we be any more rich in the USA? It is unbelievable what I miss everyday. It is hard to face those stats…but I’m glad you said them.

  • I know Emily. I feel slightly disgusted at all this “recession” panic when there are billions of people living without WATER! It’s insane. Granted these are tough times, but we are so far off the map in terms of wealth distribution. Thanks for reading:)

  • Oh KIMBERLY! How absolutely profound. I sit here with chills running up and down my arms… I’ve been spending WAY too much time thinking about my “have-nots” the past couple of days and wasting precious moments pining over the luxuries we could afford (and give to our children) when we were still employed. This has completely changed my heart today.

    Thank you so very much for sharing…