“If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep you are…”

Via on Jul 11, 2013

“If you can read this message…”

Had a long, hard day? Here’s some perspective.

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“If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of the world.

If you have money in the bank, your wallet, and some spare change you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness you are more blessed than the million people who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the agony of imprisonment or torture, or the horrible pangs of starvation you are luckier than 500 million people alive and suffering.

If you can read this message you are more fortunate than 3 billion people in the world who cannot read it at all.”

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8 Responses to ““If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep you are…””

  1. Patricia says:

    Lucky and very grateful.

  2. It's amazing how fortunate we are. Sometimes we forget about it.

  3. devacat says:

    Many of us have two out of five and are still fortunate.

  4. Bess says:

    Thanks for reminding me!!

  5. davidlorax says:

    These are amazing facts. Well, I am feeling proud that I am one of the lucky persons.

    Thanks

  6. Stefan says:

    Great post. I looked it from whole. The information included here were helpful.

  7. olivia says:

    most people in the western world have all 5… yet we still find reasons to complain!

  8. Often people have all of these and they still complain that they nothing have.

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