Friday, June 30, 2006

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

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 20 million people
around the world.

If you attend a church meeting,Temple or Mosque

without fear of harassment,
arrest, torture, or death,
you are more blessed than almost
three billion people in the world.

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

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 your parents are still married and alive,
you are very rare,
especially in the United States.

If you hold up your head with a smileon your face and are truly thankful,
you are blessed because the majority can,
but most do not.

If you can hold someone's hand, hug them
or even touch them on the shoulder,
you are blessed because you can
offer God's healing touch.

If you can read this message,
you are more blessed than over
two billion people in the world
that cannot read anything at all.
You are so blessed in ways
you may never even know.


sudhav 9:10 AM  

Its very very beautiful write up lalitha, true we are gifted ..And i really thank god for that..

How did your bthday go? We wanna a bthday treat lalitha.:-)..

starry nights 9:31 AM  

Sudhav..thank you. But I did not write that, I really dont know who did.someone sent it to me.I loved the words so shared it with everyone.I had a good birthday.thanks.All of u well wishers get a slice of cake.


I have read tht before n for some time i would take it and then I would revert to saying " I dont have this n tht"...Now I hope I am thankful for some more time after reading this here..have a nice weekend lady. :)

samuru999 1:29 PM  

I do remember reading that
some time ago.
It is very good.
Thanks for sharing it.
You have a beautiful blog.

Sarah 2:06 PM  

So true.. some days I don't count my blessings!

Delaleuverses 6:40 PM  

Yes, I do feel blessed. I woke up this morning feeling great and all is possible thanks to God, I love this post it is so inspiring. I can't complain plus giving the ability to write and share with others keeps a smile on my face and heart. Have a great weekend.

Poetry by Kai 7:20 PM  

thank u...

nice post

Anonymous,  7:29 PM  

Its a beautifull write up and thought provoking as well but i still hv 1000s of complaints ready for Him.

AlterinG Abhishek 9:13 PM  

i can see how amazig ur birthday seems to have gone!!

wishes once again!

quite an nice peom, but tell me how/where/why do these herbs come along?!
what are these pics?

AlterinG Abhishek 9:15 PM  

hey..on ur blog roll..there is a blog by Aditi's name..
but that is a common blog!!

starry nights 9:33 PM have a great weekend too.I do the same sometimes.

starry nights 9:33 PM  

Immigrant in canada..most times I am not thankful also, I guess it is human nature.

starry nights 9:34 PM  

Delaleuverses....true so many thing to be thankful for.

starry nights 9:34 PM  

poetry by Kai..thanks.

starry nights 9:35 PM  

Southpaw..I also have so many complaints and questions for him, some I will never understand.

starry nights 9:38 PM  

Alter Abhishek.....Those flowers and herbs are for fragrance which you have to imagine u smell.and for beauty.
I know you guys have a common blog spot but I think aditi was the first one who commented and I blogrolled her name.I will add yours too.dont be sad.

Arti Honrao 10:29 PM  

"You are so blessed in ways
you may never even know."

So true ... and still we keep omplaining how miserable our lives are!! Each n every person shd learn from this


sophie 11:04 PM  

so how did ur b'day go....
hope it was ur thoughts

RefleXtion 12:01 AM  

nice one! Belated Happy Bday!!!!!!!

Aparna 1:49 AM  

Hi Lalitha,

First time to your site.. its awsome. You are doing a fantastic work right there. Its a lovely break from cooking blogs, (assume its a non - cooking blog). Okay, catch you up later.. i am in middle of one of your write up..
BTW i have added you to the blog roll.

Jeevan 2:05 AM  

Thanks for blessing us through this post. will check your birthday post. hope u had a great fun with your family & friends:)

passerby55 3:46 AM  

Hi starry!

I suppose i missed your birthday...

though belated please accept my heartfelt wishes... hope u had a great time ...

Many many Happy returns of the day!

hillgrandmom 4:12 AM  

It's so easy to complain and much harder to be remember what we have!

adi 5:00 AM  

u've been tagged ;)


Prash 5:26 AM  

That's very nice.

So much of optimism and reality in this poem. I just woke up. Now...after reading your post...i said to myself 'rise and shine'...and i am going to shine today. *smile*

jac 8:00 AM  

I have mixed feeling.

christabelle 8:11 AM  

aw, I had tears in my eyes while reading this b/c I realised how much blessed I am, and to tink we sometimes 4get...

Saurabh 9:23 AM  

Sometimes we just expect too much which gives us a feeling of lack and wanting. But after reading this I feel blessed for what I have been given in Life! Thanks for sharing!

Sumitha 1:46 PM  

Its nice to be reminded once in a while of all the blessings we seldom are grateful for,Thanks for sharing it star!

starry nights 2:23 PM  

Arti Honrao...welcome to my blog and please do come again.

starry nights 2:24 PM  

Sophie..thanks.I had a really nice birthday.

starry nights 2:24 PM  

Reflextion...Thank you for ur wishes.

starry nights 2:25 PM  

Aparna..welcome to my blog and please do come again.thank you for added me to your blogroll.

starry nights 2:26 PM  

Jeevan..Thanks for your wishes.I did have a blast.

starry nights 2:27 PM  

Passerby...never too late. your best wishes are welcome.Thank you.nice to see u back.

starry nights 2:28 PM  

Hillgrandmom..true.we do forget the blessings we have.

starry nights 2:28 PM  

Jac..mixed feelings.sometimes me too.

starry nights 2:29 PM  

Christabelle. me too because I only thought of the stuff I did not have.

starry nights 2:30 PM  

Saurabh...thanks and I think it is a reminder for us to appreciate what we have.

starry nights 2:31 PM  

Sumitha...thanks. We are blessed even to be alive and have wonderful friends we can communicate with.

Gaurav Jain 10:25 PM  

Unbelievable.. but true.

Quite a revealing post, and it does give us lots of reasons to feel blessed and happy!

Nice post!

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