Friday, December 28, 2012

Things to be grateful for...

I've scheduled this to post because all being well, as you read this I should be sunning myself on the river in Renmark. I found this information a while ago and it seemed quite fitting at this time of the year to remember how much we have to be grateful for.
  1. If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead, and a place to sleep… you are richer than 75% of the world’s population.
  2. If you have a little money in the bank or spare change in a dish someplace…you are among the top of 8% of the world’s wealthy.
  3. If you can drink from your kitchen faucet whenever you want… you are more fortunate by far than 1.5 billion people who have no access to clean water at all. 
  4. If you can attend a church or a political rally without fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death… you have the kind of freedom denied to more than three billion people in the world. 
  5. If you can read this message, you are more blessed than two billion people who cannot read at all. 
  6. If your everyday problems are weighing you down, there are millions of people on Earth who would gladly trade places with you right now - problems and all - and feel they have been royally blessed. 
I have my family, my health, food in my cupboards, a means to pay for the necessities in life and a roof over my head - that means I am truly grateful that I have the things that matter most.

How 'bout you? Do you have plenty to be grateful for?

Have a good week everyone.


  1. I got plenty to be grateful for, and am every day. Not only do I have all the basics covered, but I'm one of those uber lucky people that even when handed a bad hand, somehow, I always come out on top, even if the road there is a little rough. I got nothing to complain about. (okay, I've been complaining ALOT about the flu this last week, but that's really just whining, not official complaining. :) )

    1. Ann - sorry to hear you haven't been well, hope you're well on the way to feeling better by now

  2. As this month has been tough financially, this was a wonderful reminder. I may not have the most appealing food in the fridge, but there is food. I have a roof over my head and a heater to keep me warm on this coldest day of the year so far. I have friends and family to visit and to care. I am truly rich in many ways. Happy New Year!

    1. It's the the little things which count, Happy New Year to you and your family too


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