As you post your rants about how terrible your life is now that your countrymen have chosen a leader you don’t happen to agree with, remember….
If you can attend an ideological meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death…you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.
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 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 and Canada.
If you can read this article of perspective, you are more fortunate than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all. Of course, as I see the world today (especially on social media), perhaps that’s not such a bad thing….
What do you have to be thankful for today?
*re-written from a Facebook post on my page on this day, 2012.