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You Are Blessed!

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From: Lawrence A. Parker (occti_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Nov 06 2000 - 06:32:43 PST


You Are Blessed!

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 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 your parents are still alive and still married...you are very rare, even
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 healing touch.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that
someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over
two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.

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