A Day Without You Is Like A Year Without Rain

Or three days.

They say you never miss the water until it’s gone.

I have to say, two things came to my mind when I turned on the faucet and no water poured out:

1) I am so blessed to be in a country where clean water is accessible

2) I am blessed to be in a country where I don’t have to worry when my next shower will be.

Sure, bathing out of a bucket wasn’t convenient but I think I needed these 3 days without running water to remind myself I cannot afford to take luxury for granted.

Up to 1.5 billion people in the world are affected by drought.

780 million people do not have access to clean water.

I shower for about 15 minutes. 3 times a day. That’s 9 times more than some people get in a day.

Practical tips to save water:

1) Take shorter showers.

2) Don’t let water run.

That’s not a lot for some of us living with plenty water access. Even if you aren’t suffering from water shortage, it pays to save.

Think twice.

Special thanks to: My beloved father for running up and down to the neighbouring village to get water from their pipes. I love my father.

On a side note: No, doing the Ted Mosby rain dance does NOT work. Prayer does.

Thinking of: Oh God, why did I give him my name and I.C.????

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