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
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
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 God's
If you prayed yesterday and today…you are in the minority
because you believe God does hear and answer prayers.