Friday, October 14, 2011

We ARE truly blessed.

Photo of Christopher and myself. If you can hold someone's hand, hug them, make love, or even just touch them on the shoulder... You and I are truly blessed. Sometimes we forget how lucky we actually are... well I do anyway. These are just a few little facts that help me remember.
  1. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness... You are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.
  2. 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.
  3. If you can attend a church or political meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death.... You are more blessed than three billion people in the world.
  4. 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 the world.
  5. 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 worlds wealthy.
  6. If your parents are still alive and still married.... You are very rare.
  7. 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.
  8. If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all

2 comments:

Bri said...

Very well said.

Xris said...

Thanks, Alexander. It's nice to see you with Christopher. I'll need an excuse to share a photo of me with my blog widow, John!

The sentiments you express are ones I feel nearly every day. As an atheist, I don't use the word "blessed" very often, but sometimes it fits. We are extraordinarily fortunate.