Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Count Your Blessings

• If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million people who will not survive the 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 around the world.

• If you attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, or torture of death, you are more blessed than almost three billion people in the world.

• If you have food in your 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, and spare change in a dish some place, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

• If your parents are still married and alive, 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 of us can, but most do not.

• If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read anything at all.

• When you compare our day to day problems with bigger problems around the world our troubles may not seem so large.

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