Posted by: Diana Leagh Matthews | March 4, 2012

You Are Blessed

Do you take life for granted? It’s so easy to do so! To long for the things we don’t have. I recently read this poem and it really touched me. We have so much to be thankful for in the United States. There are so many struggling and doing worse than the rest of us. I hope this poem blesses you the way it blessed me. {Note: I have not checked the statistics provided.}

How Can You Be a Blessing?

YOU ARE BLESSED
~ by Anonymous

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 church 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 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 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.

How is your life blessed?

Go Be a Blessing

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Responses

  1. The words of this poem are penetrating . . . it makes us humble low, doesn’t it? Thank you, Lee for sharing this worthy post.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it and that the poem touched you the same way it touched me.


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