As the summer heat hits us (especially in India), and temperatures reach the 40s (centigrade), one appreciates more than ever the gift of water. We’re drinking bottles of it, we’re showering at least twice a day, we’re washing a seemingly endless number of clothes and dishes….and yet the water is continuing to flow in our home.

the gift of water

And we’re truly grateful because in parts of our city there are people standing in long queues to fill water; others are paying huge amounts of money for water and there’s a lot discontent, anger and exploitation because of this. (Read a recent newspaper report on this subject).

In other parts of our country and the world women travel miles to fill their pots of water….


In case you have taken water for granted, I suggest you take this quiz by BBC. You might be startled by the answers.

In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference. ~Rachel Carson

Let’s never be indifferent to this wonderful gift of water – let’s be thankful each time we use it and use it sparingly thinking of those who have to struggle to get this basic need which we so take for granted.

May you be inspired – everyday!