Counting our blessings

My yoga teacher Katy just sent me this Christmas wish and I thought I’d share it with you …..

If you have food in the fridge, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep …. you are richer than 75% of the worlds population.
If you have money in the bank, your wallet and spare change in a dish some place …. you are among the top 8% of the worlds wealthy.
If you woke this morning with more health than illness …. you are more blessed than the million who will not 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 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 or together …. you are very rare indeed.
If you hold your head up with a smile on your face and are truly thankful …. you are blessed because the majority can, but choose not to.
If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder …. you are blessed because you can offer the healing touch.
If you can read this message …. you are more blessed than over two billion in the world who cannot read.

Have a really great day, count your blessings and remind everyone else how blessed we are.  It really made me stop and think and maybe tomorrow I’ll share the ‘global village’ with you.

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