Saturday, January 27, 2007

Here's a List of My Complaints, Lord

Count my blessings? It is so much easier to count my complaints. But here is a post I received that I think is worth pondering:

"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, 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."
"If you are reading this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity."
"Also, 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 of 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 meeting without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or even 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 you head up and smile you are not the norm, you are unique to all those in doubt and despair."

1 comment:

Erin said...

Wowowowow. Thanks for that!