This month I'm writing a new post each day about my own version of Jen Hatmaker's 7 experiment. For more posts and an introduction, head here. Today's 7 topic is food.
As the deer pants for the water, so my soul longs after You. I have to confess, I never really "got" all of the Bible verses about the joys of water and its comparability to Spiritual refreshment. Besides being part of our rent (making the only concern for a long hot shower the electricity heating the water, and not the water itself), it's never been a beverage I enjoyed. As I crave a Virgil's rootbeer to go with my gluten free toasted turkey/havarti/mayo/avocado/bacon sandwich... resonates a lot more with me.
But what I snub, people the world over are dying for lack of, whether they're faced with drought, damming/control, or contamination of their life-giving supply. Children (and adults) are contracting preventable diseases while I dither over an aisle of fancy bottled waters and decide to get something else that tastes better, instead.
So this month (because it touches four of the seven categories), we're giving up soda, replacing it instead with nut milks, tea (since I have a basket full and we're going to need some way to step down the caffeine withdrawal), and of course, water. Filling the sad, empty cupholder that looks up at me every time I pass a Sonic during happy hour is a glass water bottle (which doesn't flavor the water) encased in a cozy (because, entitled Westerner that I am, I won't drink it unless it's cold), both from Ozark Natural Foods in Fayetteville.
I have tried (and abandoned) many different water bottles in the past, but this cozy would have redeemed them all. American-made (providing jobs with a living wage in places where jobs are desperately needed), fits practically anything you can put a drink in (and it's cute!), it will keep a cold drink cold for several hours, and it will keep a hot drink from burning your hands (the only downside to the aforementioned glass bottle). I have a spare, and because I enjoy sharing things that I believe in I'm giving it away to a randomly selected commentor at the end of this challenge.
Hot or cold, brewed or squeezed, clear or colored... what's your go-to drink?