One of my fondest memories as a child was visiting my grandparent’s farm. In the center, between the well house and the barns, was a windmill – the old fashioned kind that used to dot the countryside, twirling on windy days, drawing water from the depths where it was then channeled to the wooden storage tank to be available for watering the livestock or piped to the house for domestic use. Pure, sweet tasting water. There was a wooden lever to pull and icy-cold water would pour straight from the pipes into a bucket or watering cup hanging on a nearby nail. There was nothing finer than the first taste of that water on parched lips with the sun bearing down. Sometimes we would splash it on our faces or wash our grimy hands. Pure water. Water that, as a child, I took for granted.
Water that today, I still take for granted, whether it be from the tap in my home, a bottle that I grab from the fridge on my way out the door, or a thousand and one places it’s available in the world where I live. Sadly, water that not everyone in our world has access to. A basic human need that is simply not available because of poverty and lack of resources to dig wells. And sadder still – something I rarely consider in the rush of life.
When my writing friend, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, a sweet southern belle came up with the idea of getting a group of author friends together to provide a miracle or two for those who live where water is desperately needed, I was thrilled to join in. Together, we can make a difference. And here’s where you come in. You can be part of this miracle of providing water. A small (or LARGE) donation via this secure 30 Days of Thankfulness campaign link will send money to Life Today. One well costs $4800. Our goal is two wells. Any amount will help and is greatly appreciated.
Each day this month I will post on FaceBook what I’m thankful for. I will post the link once in a while so you can follow the progress of the campaign. And just for fun, here’s a link to the other authors who are participating and details for how you can join in spreading the word.
Day One: I’m thankful for Shellie and my fellow authors who’ve banded together for this cause. You’re welcome to come aboard!