OT: You Are So Blessed --be patient it's beautiful!

OT: You Are So Blessed --be patient it's beautiful!

Post by Jessi » Tue, 24 Feb 2004 08:35:25



It's so easy to take for granted what a good life we actually have. Count
your blessings, name them one by one!
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                                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.