Perspective: A little food for thought... - Posted by Stacy (AZ)

Posted by Hope(Fl) on February 26, 2001 at 13:18:46:

for taking the time to post this. I will print it out, and read it often so I may focus on how greatful I am to be so truly blessed. Thank you again! Hope (fL0

Perspective: A little food for thought… - Posted by Stacy (AZ)

Posted by Stacy (AZ) on February 26, 2001 at 10:38:53:

If Earth’s population was shrunk into a village of just 100 people -with all the human ratios existing in the world still remaining-what would this tiny, diverse village look like? 57 would be Asian 21 would be European 14 would be from the Western Hemisphere 8 would be African 52 would be female 48 would be male 70 would be nonwhite 30 would be white 70 would be non-Christian 30 would be Christian 89 would be heterosexual 11 (or so) would be homosexual 6 people would possess 59 percent of the entire world’s wealth, and all 6 would be from the United States. 80 would live in substandard housing 70 would be unable to read 50 would suffer from malnutrition 1 would be near death 1 would be pregnant 1 would have a college education 1 would own a computer.

Think of it this way: If you live in a good home, have plenty to eat and can read, you are a member of a very select group. And if you have a good house, food, can read and have a computer, you are among the very elite. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness … you are more fortunate 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 … 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… you are fortunate, more than three billion people in the world can’t. 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. 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 alive and still married… 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… 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 a 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.

Re: Perspective: A little food for thought… - Posted by Charlie (AZ)

Posted by Charlie (AZ) on February 26, 2001 at 22:02:23:

Stacy
Since I’m from Az. also I’ve been following your posts for quite some time. This post has touched me very deeply and obviously it has others. Would like to do business with your type of person. let me hear from you. Thanks so much. Charlie

Re: Perspective: A little food for thought… - Posted by David (CA)

Posted by David (CA) on February 26, 2001 at 11:38:39:

Hi Stacy,

Wow! Great post. This reminds me to bow my head and give thanks with a greatful heart. What a way to start my day!

David

Re: Perspective: A little food for thought… - Posted by David (CA)

Posted by David (CA) on February 26, 2001 at 11:25:05:

Hi Stacy,

Wow! Great post. This reminds me to bow my head and give thanks with a greatful heart. What a way to start my day!

David

Re: Perspective: A little food for thought… - Posted by evelyn (FL)

Posted by evelyn (FL) on February 26, 2001 at 11:22:34:

Me…richer than 75% of the world!!! I bring home about $1500 a month, but I guess I really AM blessed after all. Thank you…thank you…thank you.

I know have a new perspective on life…and I am printing this and putting it on my bathroom mirror!!!

Evelyn

Re: Perspective: A little food for thought… - Posted by Scott Az

Posted by Scott Az on February 26, 2001 at 22:50:19:

Hey im from az too. How about we get together and start a creative real estate investors club… any ideas.