In reflecting on the subject of gratitude and the many gifts in my life, I came across the quote below. Sometimes the circumstances of life can steal our smile and cause us to momentarily lose sight of our blessings. This is a reminder to me to never forget how truly rich I am because of God’s mercy and to always remember to be thankful.

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

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 percent of the world.

If you have money in the bank or in your wallet, you are among the top 80 percent of the worlds wealthy.

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.

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