Give Me the Simple Life: Water

This year, start small.

Sometimes it’s the smallest things that make the biggest impact. Rather than set a major goal that fizzles out by the end of January, commit to small things. 

Drink more water. We’ve all been saturated (Pun! Sorry . . . couldn’t resist) by the media over the benefits of drinking more water—as much as 8 glasses a day. Water helps keep you hydrated, benefits your immune system, keeps your brain fully charged, helps to stave off depression, on and on. We get it! Still, drinking a lot of water each day isn’t that easy or enjoyable. Until…I received this as a gift:

The water tastes great (thank you, Brita!) and the bottle is easy to grab and drink throughout the day.

And I have to say, I do notice a difference in being fully hydrated—less tired, for one. And I sleep a little better . . . probably because I’m substituting water for coffee or tea.


Good news! I’m giving away TWO iPads, TWO Kindles, and TWO Nooks to celebrate the release of The Calling! Check out my contest page for more details. Hurry, contest ends 2/8!

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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Joanne Richel says:

    Hey I did drink a lot of water but found a great recipe for cucumber water, takes a bit of getting use to flavor, but I cheat a bit sometimes and add a bit of tea. I lost 20 pounds or more since drinking, it aids in digestion, weight loss and heck, I just feel better too.
    Cut one cucumber in slices, and one or two oranges, a lemon and a lime put all in a pourable container and fill with water, I use bottled water just seems to taste better let set in refrigerator overnight and replenish the water each time you pour a cup. I find peeling cucumbers is better as they are coated with a lot of wax, so eliminates the waxy taste. You may have to change the fruits out in a few days, especially the cucumbers, put I usually put a few slices in my glass and after drinking eat them. There are other variations of this using other fruits but I like the cucumber best. Good luck all on the free drawing. I love your books Suzanne, keep them coming!

  2. Marlette Hardin says:

    I Love your books Suzanne, When I start reading them I can’t put them down.
    Keep them comming