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 20 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,
you are among the top 8%
of the world’s wealthy

If your parents are 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.

You are blessed in ways you may never even know.

This appeared in a supplement to PIME World from 2003. It was passed on to be by Kathleen, our office receptionist (and head of our Chapel program) – a wonderful lady who is an incredible blessing to everyone at PIME!

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