Are you Grateful?

“If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than a million who will not 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 five million people around the world.

If you attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, or torture of 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 you own just one Bible, you are abundantly blessed one-third of the world does not have access to even one.

If your parents are still married and alive, you are very rare.

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 healing touch.

If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read anything at all.”

– Source Unknown.


  1. Karen Sammer on January 19, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    This was beautiful and really puts into perspective how blessed we really are. What a lovely post. Thanks for the reminder Paul.

    • Paul on January 23, 2022 at 3:43 pm

      You are welcome, Karen! Happy to share my thoughts 😉

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