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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thoughts to Ponder

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep ...

You are richer than 75% of this world.


If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace ...

You are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.


If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ...

You are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.


If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation ...

You are ahead of 500 million people in the world.


If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death ...

You are more blessed than three billion people in the world.


If your parents are still alive and still married ...

You are very rare, even in the United States.


If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful ...

You are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.


If you can hold some one's hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder ...

You are blessed because you can offer healing touch.


If you can read this message ...

You are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.


Have a good day, count your blessings and remember just how thankful we all are.

Happy Thanksgiving.

4 comments:

Beckie said...

I like that one! A lot.

Happy Thanksgiving!

SJ said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Wish we were closer....

Heather J said...

whoa, way to put it in perspective there...just when i wanted to feel all 'woe is me' you had to go and make me feel like maybe i do have a lot to be thankful for. I like it!

frannie said...

what a great list to be thankful for!