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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

On Being Thankful

[The following is from the moderator of the Yahoo Group TraditionalWitchcraft. Really makes you think about things. Adrian]

If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely
100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same,
it would look something like the following:

57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
8 Africans
52 would be female
48 would be male
70 would be non-white
30 would be white
70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian

89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual

6 people would possess 59% 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 near birth
1 yes, only 1, would have a college education and would own a
computer

When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective,
the need for both acceptance, understanding, and education becomes
glaringly apparent.

The following is also something to ponder...

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

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
wealthiest people.

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

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.

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