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“If you can read this message…”

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

“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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anonymous Aug 25, 2013 11:23pm

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

anonymous Aug 16, 2013 5:23am

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

anonymous Aug 13, 2013 11:00am

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

anonymous Jul 21, 2013 3:33am

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

Thanks

anonymous Jul 13, 2013 6:35pm

Thanks for reminding me!!

anonymous Jul 13, 2013 11:47am

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

anonymous Jul 12, 2013 12:41pm

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

anonymous Jul 12, 2013 11:29am

Lucky and very grateful.

Wijdan Mustafa Jun 19, 2016 3:30pm

I have been looking for a small book that has all of these quotes and has a one word title. I even think its blue in color. Does anyone know?