Yesterday, at church our service was about being thankful and praising him IN ALL things. I have read this before, but our preacher read this to us and it really puts things into perspective. I think I am going to put this on my refrigerator. :)

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 50 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.


Allison said...

I often think that a lot. There is always someone with something worse going on. The tornado here also put a lot into perspective for me.

Summer said...

Wow Ashley this is what I needed to read today wow...that's what I keep reminding myself when I get bad news that I am truly blessed with sooooo much...thank you for posting pretty friend o mine...

love ya
eve bahahahhahaa

Hillary said...

Love it! Thanks for the reminder today!


The Mama said...

This is so true! Great reminder!!!

Cory said...

That is a great post. :) Somethings we should all keep in mind. :)

"We can cry with hope, we can grieve with hope, because we believe with hope.."