Fear is such a funny thing, isn’t it? It can prevent you from doing pretty incredible things. Wow…never in a million years did I think that I would be blogging about fear? I mean…what???
Well, here is the thing. A little over 5 years ago, I had said that I wanted to help fund a well to provide clean safe drinking water to those who need it. I said it…I put it out there and then I started to logically think about how I was going to get this done. And I froze…I did nothing because I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to raise enough money…I was nervous that I wouldn’t hit the goal, that people wouldn’t care and I would fail. It’s totally crazy, right? I’m almost embarrassed to admit that because I never realized that this issue is so not about me!?!
Now, here I am, 5 years
older wiser, and I have decided to quit thinking and just do because people need help. I’m not going to worry about the logistics of it all or how in the world we are going to raise $10,000, which could fund wells for two communities and help over 500 people gain access to clean, safe drinking water…I just have faith that people will care, I have faith that people will help, & I have faith that we can make a difference and change this world of ours. $20 is all it takes to provide one person access to clean drinking water. charity: water is a wonderful organization and 100% of public donations directly fund water projects in developing countries. They are one of only a few organizations that provide the proof as well…giving GPS coordinates of your funded project.
I have created a Scout & Nimble campaign page (you can also get there by clicking on the baby bottle image above) to spread the word and track our progress. Please go there. Please donate. Please spread the word. $20 can buy you a lot of things, but it can also change one person’s life. It can give that person the access to clean water. The most basic human need for just $20. Do it because it’s necessary. Share it because it’s necessary. And maybe just maybe by helping to change someone else’s life, you will also bring more beauty to yours.
The goal is a large one…one that cannot be accomplished by a single person, but rather by a group of individuals who share a greater vision, a finer spirit of hope, and choose to enrich this world around us. I created Blogging to Better series because I am still under the impression that together we can create an impact, make a difference and change the world on a daily basis. Won’t you join me? Click here to make a difference today.
“And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” – Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing
PS…I’ve included this video just to show how many people all over the world go without clean water. You can also see more videos about charity: water by clicking here.