- You Are So Blessed! by Liora Leah
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Blog: Spirit Speaks
|If you woke up this morning|
with more health than illness,
you are more blessed than the
million who won't survive the 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 20 million people
around the world.
If you attend a religious meeting
without fear of harassment,
arrest, torture, or death,
you are more blessed than almost
three billion people in the world.
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 change
in a dish someplace, you are among
the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
If your parents are still married and alive,
you are very rare,
especially in the United States.
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 can hold someone's hand, hug them
or even touch them on the shoulder,
you are blessed because you can
offer Spirit's healing touch.
If you can read this message,
you are more blessed than over
two billion people in the world
that cannot read anything at all.
You are so blessed in ways
you may never even know.
- blessings? by #27054
can you explain to me how one is 'so blessed' if they fall into the 'have's' and not the 'have not' group? what do you mean 'blessed'?
- Re: blessings? by Liora Leah
This is a good question. I posted this for myself, as I tend to bitch and whine to myself a lot about my life in the physical, earthplane of existence. In this context, "blessing" has more to do with feeling grateful for what I have in my material life, not that Spirit/God has "blessed" the haves and has not blessed the "have-nots". In Spirit's eyes, we are all blessed.
This is a reminder to myself to be grateful for what I DO have: a home, clothes on my back, food in my 'frig, a car to drive, and in comparison to at least 1/3 of the world's population, or 2 BILLION people, I am indeed materially "rich". My relatively "cushy" life--which isn't cushy by the United State's materialistic standards but is by the world's standards, affords me the luxury of sitting at an expensive laptop to hack out stuff like this! My sister actually gave this to me, I believe it was $1000 after rebates. Just think, with 1/3 the world's people living off of less than $2 a day, how much food $1000 could buy such a family!
That is what I mean by posting this, to remind myself to be in gratitude for what I DO have, and not whine and moan so much about my own life circumstances.
Thanks for asking the question! Love, Liora Leah