Sunday, April 27, 2008

Count your blessings...

How bad is your life? We get down and think our life is unbearable and then someone comes along who is dealing with far worse and we get that reality check that we so desperately need. No matter how bad things are, someone is worse off than we are.

Every year 15 million children die of hunger.

One out of every eight children under the age of twelve in the U.S. goes to bed hungry every night.

To satisfy the world's sanitation and food requirements would cost only US$13 billion- what the people of the United States and the European Union spend on perfume each year.

Only 58 per cent of the world’s population has access to improved sanitation facilities.

There were about 860 million illiterate adults in the world in 2000.

And all of that places our problems in perspective, doesn't it?


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  1. yep, I had a couple of life lessons today that made any problems I have seem trivial

  2. You know, everyone is worried about this person sinning or that person doing something they consider immoral. But I really think we're all going to have to answer for some of those.

  3. It certainly does, Anny. Thank you. In a tinier world, my job has been adding a lot of perspective lately.