Tuesday, December 6, 2011


December! Again. Christmas knocking at the door, people always in a hurry to get things done before the holydays ... holy  days ... Do you still remember what that means?

Since I am not here to criticize or condemn anyone, the only thing I'd like to do is to bring back to our consciousness what it means to actually be able to read this post.

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 (7 billion by now).

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 worlds wealthy.

If you woke up this morning with good health you are more fortunate than the million who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle unfolding all around you, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation... you are ahead 500 million people in the world.

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

If your parents are still alive and still married...you are very rare.

If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

So, instead of wining over the psp you did not get, the vacation you have to postpone, or the new car that just won't come, thing about how fortunate you actually are and give thanks. Doesn't matter to whom, just be thankful. You might be surprised how this can make your life better.

Have a great holy season, love to you all

Robert F. Ziehe

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