Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
I love you forever and ever, Amen!


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Count your Blessings!

I hope this will serve as a little reminder to be thankful for what we have and help put things into perspective: DID YOU KNOW? that... * 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, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy; (...and if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity.) * If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day; * If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 700 million people in the world; * If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world; * If your parents are still alive and still married, you are very rare; * If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair; * If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all. How's that for feeling blessed?


The Beneficial Bee said...

Thank you for that reminder Doris. It's nice to get a little perspective and realize that all the little things I worry about are so meaningless. Jess

Nora said...

We are so very lucky if we could just realize that. It was good of you to point that out for us!

Doris Sturm said...

Thanks, guys, and I did that for my benefit too so that I can go back and re-read it whenever I start feeling "sorry" for myself.
Happy Memorial Day everyone!...and remember to pause at 3 pm for a Moment of Remembrance!