Friday, March 2, 2012

you are royalty.

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

If you have a little money in the bank or spare change in a dish someplace... are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If you can drink from your kitchen faucet whenever you want... are more fortunate by far than 1.5 billion people who have no access to clean water at all. 

If you can attend a church or a political rally without fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death.... have the kind of freedom denied of more than three billion people in the world.

If you can read this message... are more blessed than two billion people who cannot read at all.

If your everyday problems are weighing you down, there are millions of people on Earth who would gladly trade place with you right now--problems and all--and feel they have been royally blessed.

Remember: "From those to whom much is given, much is expected."

-Taken from my new book from my mom, "How Many People Does it Take to Make a Difference?"

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good book and one I need to check out!