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You may be richer than you think

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

– Leo Tolstoy

Have you ever been dissatisfied with your life? Just fed up and angry at the world? Has every little depressing thought seem to rush to the forefront of your mind all at once, leaving you emotionally overwhelmed and unable to shake the feeling?

In times like these here’s something to think about…

Below are some statistics that have been circulating the internet:

  • If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than seventy-five percent of the people in the world.
  • If you can attend a church or synagogue meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.
  • If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are more blessed than five hundred million people in the world.
  • If you have money in the bank, in your wallet and spare change in a dish, you are among the top eight percent of the world’s wealthy.
  • If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

Granted the percentages may not be entirely correct; but take away the numbers, change the wording around a little and “voila” the message is still there:

  • You may not be able to afford a five course meal, but at least you have food in the refrigerator.
  • You may not have the latest name brand clothes or shoes, but at least you have clothes on your back.
  • You may only live in a one bedroom apartment, but at least you have a roof over your head and a place to sleep.
  • You may not attend a mega church, but at least you can attend church without fear of harassment, torture or death.
  • You may not be a billionaire, but at least you have money in the bank, in your wallet and spare change in a dish.
  • You may not hold the title of the fittest man or woman on earth, but at least you are healthy and free of illness.

Blessings are blessings no matter how small they may seem in your eyes. So don’t let the thoughts of what you don’t have steal your happiness, and your present situation cloud your vision. Be thankful for what you have and look forward to a better tomorrow.

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