Count Your Blessings with Pride

If you woke up this morning
With more health than illness,
You are more blessed than
The millions who won't survive the week.

If you have never experienced
The danger of battle,
The loneliness of imprisonment,
The agony of torture,
The pangs of starvation,
You are more blessed than
The millions of people around the world who daily suffer.

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

If you attend a political or 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,
A place to sleep,
You are richer and
You are more blessed than
75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank,
Money in your wallet,
Spare change in a dish someplace,
You are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy, and
You are more blessed than
92% of the world.

If your parents are still alive
And still married,
And you are over thirty,
You are very rare (especially in the United States or Canada).
You are more blessed than the rest.

You are so blessed in ways you may never even know.

If you hold up your head with pride,
And a smile on your face,
You are further blessed
Because most of those who can, do not.

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