Sunday, February 17, 2013

Day 48: The Water Project

Since having a baby one thing that has dawned on me is that I took a lot of things for granted in my previous life, i.e.. sleeping, eating dinner with my wife, video game time, working out, etc.  Now I knew having a baby was going to be a ton of work, I just had no idea how much.  This got me thinking a little bit about what else I am taking for granted.

I am sure a few of you have seen the video below.  I stumbled on it a few days ago.  It is a video of a "press conference" by Matt Damon where he talks about him going on strike from going to the bathroom.  This is clearly a joke but the message is not.  The bigger theme of this video is to raise awareness for an organization called, "The Water Project," who is working towards the goal of making sure everyone in the World has access to clean water.  Currently 780 million people do not have the luxury of having access to clean, safe water.  Noticed how I referenced water as a luxury in the previous sentence?  I would not have done that yesterday.  It's not that I didn't know it was an issue, it was just I never put it in perspective.  Kind of an out of sight, out of mind thing.  This is obviously something I have taken for granted.  So today, for my act of kindness, I donated to "The Water Project," at  Something that is pretty cool about this organization is once you donate they show you what specific project your money is going to and you can follow the project to completion.  The project my donation went to is building a well in Rwanda.

If you are looking for a laugh, click on the link below and watch the Matt Damon video.

1 comment:

  1. I love that you have started this project! (And, if you continue to do this as your daughter gets a bit older, include her.) My young boys and I serve each day. It has been so great for us. Looking forward to reading more of the good things going on through your writing.