30 Days of Thankfulness Day 9

I often post a list of all the things for which I’m thankful on Thanksgiving. But, in an effort to get back into the habit of daily blogging, I’ve decided to do a post a day for the month of November

9. Clean Water

clean water

I often think about how fortunate I am to have clean, running water in my home, especially when it’s canning season. You have to wash the jars and lids, can whatever you’re canning, then fill the canner with water and process the jars. Washing everything and keeping it clean is one of the secrets to canning success. To do this much work with the added work of having to haul water from another source is an incredible thought. Yet, just a few decades ago, hauling water from another source was the norm.

Even today, there are too many parts of the world that don’t have clean, running water, or clean water sources. There, clean water is a luxury, not something about which you don’t even think. In fact, according to The Water Project, over 880 MILLION people don’t have access to clean water. MILLION. That’s more than ten percent of the world.

Here in my home in central Kentucky, I turn on my faucet whenever I want and water comes out- water that won’t make my family sick – water that will hydrate or clean.

It is a blessing to have clean water. I am thankful to live in a place where that is my norm.


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