Wednesday, December 10, 2008

BLESSINGS


If you 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 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 you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on
your back, a roof overhead 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 change in a dish someplace...you are among the
top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If your parents are still alive and still married...
you are very rare, even in the United States.

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

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

Have a good day, count your blessings, and pass this
along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.

I KNOW WE CAN'T CLAIM TO HAVE ALL THE BLESSINGS ABOVE
YET A FEW ARE LIKELY TO BE ON OUR LIST
AND
I FOR CAN ADD A NEW BLESSING TO MY LIST
A BLESSING UNTIL RECENTLY I NEVER KNEW WAS OUT THERE
YOU MY FRIENDS......

ALAN AND BRAVEONE AND CADENCE AND ROBERT AND ANDY AND MICHAEL AND DUCK AND CHASE AND OCTOBER RISING AND ABELARD AND D, AND SEAN AND JAKE AND ROMULUS AND SCOTT AND LOVE AND RYAN AND BROR AND MIKE AND HIDDEN AND MARK AND DANISH BOY AND CROW AND ALL THE OTHERS

...WHO FACE EACH NEW DAY WITH COURAGE AND CONVICTION ....WHO WILLINGLY SHARE THEIR LIVES AND WISDOW....WHO GIVE US SUPPORT AND NEW COURAGE
MERRY CHRISTMAS

7 comments:

Sean said...

Thanks for this message and thanks for considering me a friend and a blessing. I consider you a friend too and I am grateful for your perspective also! Merry Christmas! :)

Robert said...

Thanks for that post man. Really heartening to see all the blessings we do have. Love you man. You're really unique. Thanks for sharing yourself with us. We're undeniably better for it. :)

Bravone said...

Thank you for reminding me of my blessings. Your words really put things into perspective. I look outside at the blizzard thinking about the two hours wasted shoveling earlier and could complain, but I guess I should be grateful that I have the strength to shovel and a warm home with a window.

It is also a blessing to call you friend.

Bravone

Bror said...

I love this post. I also love being your friend. thanks

duck said...

This was very touching. Thank you for posting this. And, thank you for including me amongst your friends. That means a lot to me. Please let me know how ever I can suppot and help you, in any way.

BTW, I changed my blog address:
www.thesentineldeclaredwar.blogspot.com

Stay safe! Duck

Z i n j said...

Thanks guys for the friendships...may the Lord continue to shower his blessings on you. May we continue to do as Paul declared...."For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you" (Acts 17:23)....may we declare to our brothers and sisters that we belong at the table of Christ.

duck said...

I aboslutely LOVE what you just posted, Zinj. That was very beautiful, very poetic, and so thoughtfuly true. Thank you! Happy day. :) Duck

TUNES

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