Kerry is looking for some inspiration as she prepares to ‘give drink to the thirsty.’ So, she attends a local exhibit about the value of water to learn more. The exhibit shows lots of perspectives about how water can be used including a numerical representation of how many liters are used per person in various countries each day. Citizens in the US and Canada each use hundreds of liters daily while citizens in an African country use less than 10 liters daily. This makes Kerry stop and think about water conservation.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never had to worry about where my next glass of water would come from. Fortunately, almost no one in this country has to worry about it. I know that not everyone is so lucky, however. This story reminds me of a phrase I’ve heard about simplicity: ‘Live more simply so that others may simply live.’ It sounds trite, but it’s true. If we paid attention to our consumption of water and many other resources, what kind of impact could we make?
For your reflection:
What are the many ways you use water each day? Do you have any idea how much you use?
How could you help conserve more water in your local community?