Something to ponder about

The following is something to ponder if you don’t know what to be thankful for.

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 or synagogue 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 someone’s hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder … you are blessed 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.

Now isn’t that something to ponder about?


4 Responses

  1. Thank you for reminding us. Did you write this? If so, it is profound , and if not, I wonder who did.


  2. Unfortunatley i am not so clever 🙂 like you i was impressed and wanted to share it. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.


  3. This is an old one, but a very nice one. If it is originally yours it is a shame others did not mention you, on the other hand if it is not yours it would have been nice to have seen the persons name to whom credit is due.
    But thanks for sharing this post.


    • so sorry marcus that i did not reply but i found your comment, amongst others in my spam folder.i am going to have to find out how to change that.
      No, as i said its not mine and it has been around the net but i never see the authors name.


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