Last year, a good friend of mine
conned encouraged me to join him in the Active:Water Two Week Challenge in support of World Water Day. I elected to join him mostly because I’m not well-versed in how to say ‘eh, no thanks’ when I’ve been asked to take part in a cause. Don’t y’all use that against me now, ya hear? Also? He’s on the Board of Directors over there and so that makes him kind of a big deal and doubles the difficulty in saying ‘eh, ees ok.’ P.S. Name that Bachelor contestant.In all seriousness, though, I knew going in that it would indeed be a challenge. I have a serious affinity for coffee. And given the arctic blast we’ve been experiencing this winter, the hot beverage becomes of greater importance in my daily routine. But just like I learned last year, I can forego drinking anything but water for two weeks. No, I can do it. I can.
Especially when I see posts like this:
Yes, I can drink water (only) for fourteen days and use the (several) dollars I would have spent on all of my luxury beverages to support an organization committed to providing clean drinking water to families in Zambia and Cambodia. And I guess I might be
conning encouraging you to come along with me. I mean, there are certain things that are just so awesome you really don’t want to go through them alone. Am I right?
You can read more about the challenge on the Active:Water website.
In case you need a reminder …
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ – Matthew 25:35-40
I’d love to have a bunch of friends opt to be grumpy with me for the next two weeks. So I guess that leaves me with one question … ‘Who’s comin’ with me?’
*And just so we’re clear, I wouldn’t tell ya if I didn’t think it was an absolutely worthwhile cause for an absolutely credible organization.