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Sustainer of Life - Water

Updated on May 11, 2013

Life Would be None Without it!

This amazing compound that has no particular taste or color is responsible for keeping all living things alive. When you think of all the different kinds of life forms that are linked by this common need for water in order to stay alive it is pretty incredible! I can't help but be amazed in thinking that most life on Planet Earth would be none without this liquid of life.

Elixer of Life

Many of us take this life sustaining liquid we call water for granted. The part of the world in which I live (Canada) has been blessed in that here we have never gone without clean drinking water as it has always been readily available to us. Having a supply of fresh drinking water to almost each and every house or home is considered the norm here. People like myself tend to take this fact for granted. We really should realize how truly blessed we really are. There is many in the world who are unfortunate and do not have clean drinking water readily available to them. Many third world countries of the world hope and pray that they may someday have the clean drinking water that so many of us take for granted. These poor souls understand how important clean drinking water is to everyday life. Instead of being thankful for our water many of us choose to complain about other things that we don't have. Which are usually just "things" nothing that we need to survive or live. People in general are usually never happy with what they have in life; there always seems to be something we need or feel that we are entitled to.

God's Gift

When God was creating Earth he made water which indeed is the true holy water. Without water you just have to look at a desert landscape to see what devistation there is and can be. An area must have a sufficient water supply for most life forms to survive. There is some species of plants and animals that require very little or next to no water to survive. These species are indeed far and few between.

Making Water Drinkable

We must find ways of making drinkable water from our water supplies. We must do this in order to continue to sustain our growing population of life on our Planet. The more the population rises the less water there will be to go around to supply everyone. It is amazing to think that our bodies are made of 55% to 78% of water! We are true water babies indeed. But to prevent from shrivelling up like dried dates we must replenish our water intake regularly. The average person should drink about 7-8 glasses of water a day. It is important to keep healthy water levels within our bodies because if we don't we run the risk of dehydrating. This can become life threatening if it is not rectified.

Worshiping Water

Many different cultures have special ways of worshiping or giving thanks to their water gods etc. for giving them access to this liquid of life. Many religions believe that water is the purifier of the body and soul. Some consider the baptism ceremony a type of cleansing of the soul or spirit of the individual being baptized. Water is considered by many walks of life as sacred. Take the Ganges in India this is considered a very sacred river that sustains so much life that lives in it and along it's banks and beyond. Many people come to this water to pray and bathe in it's water that many believe has healing properties. The cycle of life revolves around water from start to finish it is there with us from beginning to end.


I guess when it comes to water it doesn't matter who or what we are; all living things need water to continue to exist. We must try and make an effort to watch our water use. Maybe we can use less when for example we take a bath; instead of filling the tub we can use half the water instead. Another thing we can do is fix our leaky taps that are wasting good clean water as it drips down the sink. These things don't sound like much but they will add up if they are done by all of us. So let's all start making a difference right now- let's head to the hardware store so we can get what we need to fix those leeky taps!

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      Pamela-anne 4 years ago from Miller Lake

      Hi Eric thanks for your support it sounds like your water supply is not safe sorry to hear that. We must come up with better ways to purify our water. take care pam:)

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      Pamela-anne 4 years ago from Miller Lake

      Thanks kidscrafts for your support I know it is hard to believe that there is many poor people in the world that have to walk for hours just to get a bucket of water. We are so blessed here in Canada we should be giving our thanks to God. I bought a rain barrel last year it really does work great for collecting water it came with screen so the mosquitoes couldn't lay their eggs in the water. Good luck with the gardening!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      In our hemisphere it seems so natural to have water coming out of the tab while in other coutries people (women and kids more often) have to walk for hours to get a bucket of water. They for sure know the value of water!

      I intend to buy a rain barrel this year to water the plants of the garden.... it will be another way to save water!

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this important subject!

      Enjoy your Sunday!

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      In our beautiful corner of the Southwestern US our water in the tap is not fit to drink. It burns your eyes to take a shower in it. On the good side it kills the aphids in the garden and bleaches clothes without bleach. Drinking water must bought in bottles, and cooking water filtered first. And yet I live 700 meters from a beautiful reservoir. I would not preserve/conserve this water for an enemy.