sixty-four ounces a day

that's how much water we are told to drink per day. brag warning: i drink seventy to ninety ounces a day. feeling guilty warning: there are a billion people on this planet that don't have access to clean water. as i type that statistic...i get chills. here i am trying (as a goal) to drink more water than what is recommended for personal dietary reasons.

reality check..."unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all disease and kill more people than all forms of violence, including WAR!"

this organization, charity: water, is doing boss at getting people (humans like you and me) clean water! i know it's hard for us (humans like you and me who have clean water) to imagine what life is like without clean water, but it's not impossible. the only thing it actually is (the fact that we have access to clean water)'s a praise! we need to be thankful for things like this. unfortunately, it goes on my "things i take for granted" list too often.

they have a great FAQ's page to check out if you wonder how they go about doing "business" or how much of the money raised goes to helping people (the answer is 100%). you can check out their 2009 annual report and i'm confident it will make you tear up reading through what they've done so far and what they're doing AND how motivated/driven they are to getting everyone clean water.

i love hearing about organizations/groups like this (thanks to emily for showing me) because it proves that there are AMAZING people in this world doing AMAZING things. i hope it motivates you as much as it does me to help! i'll never forget a couple months ago when i looked up the word 'serve' in the dictionary just to see what all of the definitions were (yes, i'm a nerd like that...sometimes). the one definition that stood out and i will never forget: serve - to answer the needs of 

so, what do you say? want to serve others or what!? (rhetorical) let's do it!