Joy in Us – Gratitude Day 21

I know I lead a blessed life.  I have a roof over my head, food in the fridge and cupboard, my health and loved ones to support me.  When I have the occasional bad day, aches and pains, or something goes wrong, I remind myself of these facts and soon my perspective changes to one of gratitude again.

I wanted to share with you this prose, which is another great way to kickstart your own gratitude project.  If you are ever stuck for something to be thankful for, read this and you will soon have a long list to write about.

Today I am grateful for the internet, which helped me find this passage quickly so that I could share it with you, right here on the internet. 🙂

You Are Blessed

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 someplace… you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness… you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this 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 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death… you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

If your parents are still alive and still married… you are very rare.

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 healing touch.

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

Have a good day, count your blessings, and pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.

~ Author Unknown

YouAreBlessed

I urge you to share your gratitude, here on the blog, on the Facebook page, with your friends and family, or privately in your own gratitude journal.  What are you grateful for?

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