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
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof
overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75 percent of this
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in
a dish somewhere, you are among the top 8 percent 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 in a world that is dying from lack
of touch, you can offer Spirit's healing embrace.
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
Have a good day, count your blessings and pass this along to remind
everyone else how blessed we all are.
"Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget
not all His benefits..." Ps.103:2.
**************************Letter # 43 (1.12.2002)***************