Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Our condition IS terminal ...........

The wonderful celebration of Thanksgiving has recently been observed in the US. We would be well-advised to take time out to recognise all our blessings here in Australia also!

Every day people are told that their condition is terminal. When they hear this, a lot of them say, " Things I've taken for granted, like my health, my family and my friends, have suddenly become all-important to me. Trivialities no longer matter."

If you've been grouchy lately, maybe this will help you to SEE THINGS in PERSPECTIVE:

  • If you woke up this morning, you're ahead of the 1,000,000 people who didn't survive the week.

  • If you can sit down, read the paper & drink a cup of coffee, you're better off than the 500,000,000 men, women & children around the world who are presently experiencing the horrors of war, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture & the pangs of starvation.

  • If you can attend church without threat, you've a freedom envied by 2 billion others who've never been inside one.

  • If you have food, clothes and a roof over your head, you're richer than 75% of the earth's inhabitants. (Actually a garbage disposal eats better than they do!)

  • If you've money in the bank, you're among the world's top 8%.

  • If you've got a Bible, you're better off than the 1.5 billion people who've never even seen one.

  • If you can read this, you're ahead of one-third of the people on the planet who are illiterate.

If you've fallen into the trap of expecting much but appreciating little, it's time you remembered, repented & gained a little perspective!

Note: I keep this on my refrigerator to remind me!!

1 comments: said...

Thank you for this powerful illustration!