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Prayers, Affirmations, and Words of Wisdom

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Welcome to a page of favorite quotes, affirmations, and excerpts from authors whose writings have touched my soul and made a difference in my life.




Count Your Blessings

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, then you are more blessed than the 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, then you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

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

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, then 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, then you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

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

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, then 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, then you are blessed because you can offer God's healing touch.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

Have a good day by counting your blessings.

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