Friday, November 19, 2010

Thoughts for Thanksgiving

I asked my students today to tell one thing they were thankful for. I was amazed at how many could not come up with anything! We live in a society that takes too much for granted. I found this article on I think it is great" food for thought" for Thanksgiving!

Consider the following facts. Then count your blessings.

•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 people in 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 are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

•If you can attend a church or other places of worship 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 are very rare (and your parents too!). My parents celebrated 58 years this past Sept.!

•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.

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Carol said...

Welcome Jen! I was over looking around at your blog too! :)

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Hi! New follower from Boost My Blog!

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Carol said...

Hey Kristin,
Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoyed your post on Oprah's favorite things!

Rana said...

This is a great post. I'm very thankful I can say yes to these things. We are blessed!

Carol said...

We certainly are blessed. Too bad so many of us only take the time once a year to remember that.


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