Reasons Why You’re Blessed.

Sometimes, we don’t know how blessed we are until we get a little perspective.

Here goes: If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following.  There would be:

57 Asians

21 Europeans

14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south (that includes us here in the United States).

8 would be Africans

52 would be female

48 would be male

70 would be non-white
30 would be white

70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian

89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual

6 people would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth and all 6 would be from the United States.

80 would live in substandard housing

70 would be unable to read

50 would suffer from malnutrition

(ONE)1 would be near death;

(ONE)1 would be near birth;

(ONE)1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education;

(ONE)1 (yes, only 1) would own a computer.

When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.

And, therefore . . .

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world.

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

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 can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

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 in the world.

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 who cannot read at all.

As you read this and are reminded how life is in the rest of the world, remember just how blessed you really are!

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15 Responses to “Reasons Why You’re Blessed.”

  1. Deepak says:

    Thank you . I am indeed truly blessed .

  2. Mehr says:

    have read this one before :) Thanks for the reminder :) God bless you!

  3. So blessed.. I am!!! That’s why sharing is indeed a privilege and a blessing at the same time!

  4. Anna says:

    I passed tthis amazing message onto all my frieends via emails. Yes I thank God I am blessed.

  5. Charel Orbisson says:

    I belong to a great awesome God and as a daughter of the King of kings, I know I am blessed. Even in the driest desert, I know I am blessed and it will
    get better because He’s on the scene. I have exactly $2 in my checking, $17 dollars and some cents in my savings, and $10 dollars in my wallet. Despite the bleak outlook, I know I’m all good.

    I love how this blog puts the world in perspective. I am blessed and I know it, and I am extremely thankful. I do not and I will not treat this blessing as a trivial insignificant thing. It is an expensive gift.

  6. char says:

    very inspiring!

  7. Biswajit says:

    Never viewed it this way !
    Indeed I am blessed

    But now, how many out of 100 are so blessed?

  8. Anand.... says:

    Thanks………I am so blessed.

  9. jorge chavez says:

    Blessings do come from our Loving God and we all are His Blessings, it’s just a matter if we give Him the recognition He so duly deserves. Accepting His son Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and dedicate your life to follow Him you are storing a treasure so immense in His heavenly Kingdom that is far greater than any gift you could receive here on earth…so rise up my brothers and sisters and lets do what God put us on this earth to do with Christ’s passion!

  10. JANE LOONG says:

    OUR BLESSINGS WILL BE COMPLETED WHEN WHATEVER WE RECEIVED FROM GOD FLOWS BACK TO BLESS OTHER WHO HV LACKED AND IN NEED.

  11. Joe Gonsalves says:

    I THANK ALMIGHTY GOD FOR GIVING EVERYTHING I WANT.
    MY PURPOSE IN LIFE IS NOW TO WORK FOR THE UNDERPRIVILEGED AND SHARE MY TELENTS WITH THE NEEDY.
    I PRAY TO ALMIGHTY GOD TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN SO THAT I WORK AND HAPPY TO DO THE WORK FOR THE GLORY OF LORD JESUS CHRIST.
    esther, joshu, genevieve n joe gonsalves,
    Goa, India

  12. Estela says:

    I am really blessed even my life has its ups and downs,I’m still thankful to the Lord.

  13. Shirley Bukowski says:

    I am truly blessed as well and If we only stop to think about it there are not many of us who are not. We all recieve blessings in different ways and can ask for them as well. He says ASK and you shall receive.
    Thanks for the persective!
    God’s love and blessings to all.

  14. Magdah says:

    I AM SURELY BLESSED AND HAVE EVERY REASON TO KNEEL DOWN AND PRAISE THE LORD, JESUS CHRIST.I WISH MANY COULD ACCESS THIS TO KNOW HOW GOD LOVES US.

  15. ellenhuck says:

    Yes , i am truly blessed , so thankful for all Gods unending blessing to us.though it is sometimes rough , but Our Lords says fear not i am with thee, I will help thee. I Pray that God will continue Blessing me and my family so i can always be a blessings and can provide help to others. in many ways.Thank you and God bless u all. I really praised God for His Glory amen.

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