“You are severely dehydrated” is the only thing I heard my doctor say as she was explaining my diagnosis of bronchitis.
I guess my concern was showing on my face, so her tone softened. She told me I wasn’t a failure and that most people drink less in the winter. And, the big problem about winter is that we don’t always feel thirsty, which is a natural reminder that we need to drink water.
We cannot live without water. I have asked a few friends to take the Samaritan woman “Give me a drink” challenge with me (John 4:13-15).
For 30 days we will:
- Assess where we are each day. How much water do you drink now? Add 8 ounces to it until you make it to eight glasses.
- Choose a time of day to record how many ounces of water you have had.
- At the end of the 30 days, celebrate!
Will you join me?
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Valora K Starr. Today is World Water Day. We remember Jonathan Edwards, teacher, missionary to American Indians, who died in 1758.
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