Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Today's Food For Thought...

I had something else planned for today, but I got this in my email, and it really spoke to me about how blessed my family, friends and I am.

So, rather than re-invent the wheel, here it is:

The following is something to ponder...

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a
roof over your head and a place to sleep... you are richer than
75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, spare change in a dish someplace... you are among the top 8% of the wealthy.

If you woke up 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 your head up high, with a smile on your face and are truly thankful... you are truly blessed because the majority can, but most do not.

If you can, hold someone's hand, hug them, or even touch them on the shoulder... because you can offer a healing touch.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

As you read this and are reminded how life is in the rest of the world, remember just how blessed you really are!

Author unknown

(If you know who the author is, or you *are* the author... please contact me ... I'd like to give you proper credit... Thanks!!)


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