Thoughtful item I got from Joke of the Day. Puts things in perspective.
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 religious 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 someplace,
you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
If your parents are still 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 read this message,
you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world
that cannot read anything at all.