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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

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We tend to complain a lot about how bad we have it. I don't think so.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than 80% of the world.

If you have money in the bank, a few dollars in your pocket and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 5% of the world's wealthy.

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the 2 million who will not survive this 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 better of than 1 billion people in the world.

If you attend church or can practice your faith without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are more blessed than 3.5 billion people in the world.

If your parents are still alive and still married you are very rare, even in North America.

If you can hold your head high with a smile on your face and be truly thankful you are bless because the vast majority can, but most choose to not do it.

If you can hold someone's hand , hug them, kiss them, or even touch their shoulder, you are blessed because you offer a healing touch.

If you can read this message then you have just received a double blessing that someone was thinking of you and further more you are more fortunate than over 1 billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

Have and amazing day, breathe deeply, smile, love and be thankful for all that you have.

This was on a pamphlet from a restaurant called Mother Webb’s Steak House, located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

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6 thoughts on “Before You Say Another Word

  1. This is wonderful and a real reality check. We don’t need all the trappings of the consumerist society. We don’t need 100 plus tv channels, or expensive meals out, or the latest fashions. We just need to learn to be content with what we have. The most treasured thing we can have is each other, people we love and know they love us. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. It seems to be a daily task to remember all that we are lucky to have. I have spent time in humanitarian work, in studying the different situations of the world, in seeing what people have here in Canada, and what some people don’t have here in Canada, and yet consumerism and the drive for more can inundate thoughts so easily.
    I like to think I live consciously (while not always simply) but I will take every reminder I can find that being content and HAPPY with what I have (people and rights and freedom included) is a good and healthy thing.
    Thank you for sharing, and Happy Thanksgiving.

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