Friday, July 13, 2007

i-TFTD #30: Bless You My Friends

i-TFTD #30: Bless You My Friends

Recent leadership literature and medicinal research reports promote having an "attitude of gratitude". We tend to take for granted whatever we have and crave after what we don't. Sometimes a dose of facts helps put things in perspective and have a better sense of proportion. The following helps in that.

 Bless You My Friends

 If you woke up this morning
 with more health than illness,
 you are more blessed than the
 million who won't 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 20 million people
 around the world.

 If you attend a church meeting
 without fear of harassment,
 arrest, torture, or 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 someplace, you are among
 the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

 If your parents are still married and alive,
 you are very rare,
 especially 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 God's healing touch.

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

 You are so blessed in ways
 you may never even know.

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