The first time I saw the importance of making daily offerings to the Balinese gods was when the driver who picked me up at the airport opened a bottle soda and poured a bit over the ground. I saw this gesture several times, and I asked him why he did that. He said it was for the gods. These offerings are part of the daily routine in Bali, the loacls fill their baskets with flowers, fruits, water, and incense and leave them near the doors of houses, small temples devoted to the god, and even at doors of business or shops. These offerings are to show respect to the gods, ask them for luck, and for protection from evil.