Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Drinking Water



I was thinking about drinking water today. This is something that has been on my mind of late, since drinking 6-8 cups of water a day is something I started doing a few years ago, but recently slacked up. I don't know why I slowed down on my water intact, but I've run into a few minor health issues of late and have the sneaky feeling that a lack of water has something to do with it. I was reading up on this a bit, and it's just amazing how many health benefits there are to getting into the habit of drinking plain old water. Yes, fruit juice is good for you, but nothing takes the place of water. And our bodies know the difference. They respond to it like nothing else. For most of us, we do have a lot of choices for fluid consumption, though some of them are not too beneficial for us, such as soda.

Do you drink enough water? If so, do you have a filter, drink tap water, or use the bottled kind?I'm just curious. Does the tap water in your home have fluoride in it? Ours does, but apparently many homes don't and you need to supplement.

Having said all that, I want you to take a look at the little boy below.


His name is Abdoumoumouni ( I have no idea how to pronounce it) and he lives in a village named Kokomani alongside the Niger River in Africa. It's strange that as I was about to make this post about drinking water, the World Vision eNews came into my inbox, with several articles about people who are suffering from a lack of clean water. This article about this village was one of them. I took it that the Lord's timing was that I should mention these dear folks to you in this post and set them forth as a matter of prayer. Perhaps you can even help in some way. World Vision is dear to our hearts in this household; we sponsor a Kenyan child through them. I really can't speak too highly of this organization. Who knows what you may be able to do: if you read the article, they have suggestions.

Well, it's getting to be time for me to wrap this up , but think about all this --I really would love to hear about you and your water drinking.

9 comments:

diana said...

i rink some water during the day but not as much as i should. i drink the water from my refrigerator door, which is filtered tap water.

i used to live in california where the tap water was pretty much undrinkable. but tap water here in colorado is actually quite good. and i'm pretty sure it has fluoride added.

i know i take a lot for granted, but i never really thought about water. thanks for the reminder that not all have the simple pleasure of water.

Susan said...

I am a water drinker. My husband not, although he is doing a little better since his heart surgery last fall.

Pure, clean water. What a luxury we take so forgranted.

This post was timely to me as the Lord just put something on my heart day-before-yesterday that I'm going to post about on our Frugal blog :o)
Susan

Linda said...

We have so much that we often take for granted Maxine. Those sweet children just break your heart.

We have a well and the water is just delicious. I have to get back to drinking more of it too.

Cathy said...

I drink a lot of water that I buy, Maxine. I really need to do something that is not as expensive. It is horrible that those in other countries don't even have clean water!

MeMaw said...

Funny you should mention this. My husband just recently put a filter on our faucet but it was so bulky I had him take it off.

I have been making a conscience effort of late to drink more water.

How my heart breaks for those that are without clean water and these little ones that suffer from the lack of it. I am thankful for organizations like this that provide some relief!

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful message Maxine. World Vision is one along with Compassion in Jesus Name that is supported in our house. I pray for all who are in need and hurting.

I drink bottled water and I love it particularly the purified one.

Love ya.

Beverly said...

I definitely don't drink enough water! I was just discussing this with E. We don't have fluoride in our water. We have a Pur filter which needs to be replaced. We drink tap and bottled water. Thanks for the reminder to pray for those who don't have all the luxuries that we take for granted.

Denise said...

There is no place like home....... That touched my heart tonight..... Thank you......



I have started drinking a lot of water...... fasting with fruit juice... need to clear my mind and body.........

Thank you again for your prayers.....

Barbara said...

I try to drink as much water as I can, filtered tap or bottled but don't get tomanage the 8 glasses. I take a bottle of water everywhre with me and sip at intervals. That works best for me.

How cute is Shana and I like your picture of Lord Monkton.