October 11, 2008

Something To Ponder

As a family we are blessed beyond my own understanding. At times our kids have NO idea how blessed they really are so this week hubby and I gave them things to ponder if they don't know what to be thankful for.

If they have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep ... they are richer than 75% of this world.

If they have and spare change in a dish someplace ... they are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If they woke up this morning with more health than illness ... they are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

If they have never experienced the pangs of starvation... they are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you they can attend a church without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death ... they are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

Their parents are still alive and still married ... they are very rare, even in the United States.

If they can hold someone's hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder ... they are blessed because they can offer a healing touch.

Something to ponder!


Patois42 said...

Beautiful. A gentle reminder for we adults, too.

Praise and Coffee said...

So true.
Often, thankfulness seems to have gotten lost in our culture.

But good parents teach it!

Anonymous said...

We all need this:) Thanks, Have a great weekend:)

A Stone Gatherer said...

Good things to ponder! My son just got back today from the 30 hour famine, where our youth don't eat for 30 hours and raise money for children who are starving. It helps give them a glimpse beyond their very wealthy (by worlds standards) world!

Anonymous said...

I have learned in the last few years that there is always someone with problems greater than my own and that there are few people void of problems. I thank God for all the blessings, thank you for the reminder!

Anonymous said...

Tears. Choking them back.