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If you own inspirational books, you are abundantly blessed. One third of 
the world does not have access to even one. 

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more 
blessed than the million who will not 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 500 million people around the world. 

If you attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, 
or death, you are more blessed that 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 worlds wealthy. 

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

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, 
you are blessed because although the majority can, most do not. 

If you can hold someone's hand, hug them or just touch them on the shoulder, 
you are blessed because you can offer God's healing touch through your caring. 

If you prayed yesterday and today, you are in the minority because you 
believe in God's willingness to hear and answer prayer. 

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

You may want to pass this along to those in your life who may have forgotten 
how very blessed most of us are... 


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