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 Nancy’s Thoughts for October

1st October 2020


COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS 2

How grateful are we for everyday ordinary mundane things or do we take them all for granted, never thinking of those who might not be so lucky? 

  • · 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 cash in a dish some place, you are among the top 8% 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;

  • · 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 500 million people in the world;

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

  • · If your parents are alive and still married, you are very fortunate;

  • · If you can 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 a healing touch;

  • · If you can read this message you have just received a double blessing that someone was thinking  of you and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all 

So ‘count your blessings, not your problems’ and thank the Good Lord for His everlasting kindness, generosity, strength and courage who is always there, waiting for us to turn to Him letting Him know how much He means to us every minute of the day
God Bless 
Nancy

 
also published in Parish Life

 


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