We Still Have a Lot to Be Thankful For

If we could have a popularity contest between all of the years we’ve all been alive I’d be willing to bet that 2020 would show up at the bottom for most of us.

It’s for sure been challenging.

Isn’t it easy to look around and see what’s not going right?

Well how about we change that perspective and look for what we have to be thankful for?

I was walking around my neighborhood earlier this week.  When I do that I like to take time to pray.  I was praying about some things I’d like to see change in my life and then felt prompted to think about how blessed I am.

After listing just a few things I went from feeling a bit down to feeling joyful.

Nothing changed, but my thoughts.  Emotions follow thoughts and if we focus on positive things we’ll feel a sense of joy.

If you’re struggling to find things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend ponder this list.

This comes from an article on 360Wichita.com back in 2015, but I bet the statistics haven’t changed too much. (https://www.360wichita.com/blog/Entertainment/Things-to-be-Thankful-For.html)

“If you attend or have attended primary school, you are in the top 98% of the global population. (Source: globalpartnership.org)

If you have a place to call home, you are in the top 86% of the world of the world’s wealthy. (Source: share-international.org)

If you have access to medical care, you are among the world’s top 85%.  (Source: dosomething.org)

If you have food to eat and safe, clean water to drink, you are in the top 83% of the world. (Source: water.org)

If you have access to electricity, you are in the top 75% of the world. (Source: dosomething.org)

If you live on more than $2.50 per day, you are in the richest 58% of the world. (Source:globalissues.org)

If you are reading this, you are in the top 45% of the global population with access to the internet. (Source: internetworldstats.com

If you made $1,500 last year, you are in the top 20% of the world’s earners, and if you earn more than $25,000 per year, you are in the top 10%. (Source: rememberthepoor.org)

If you have some money saved, a hobby that requires any equipment or supplies, clothes in your closet, two cars (in any condition), and live in your own home, you are in the top 5% of the world’s wealthy. (Source: rememberthepoor.org)

If you earn more than 50,000 per year, you are among the richest 1% in the world. (Source: rememberthepoor.org)”

We all have a lot to be thankful for!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving Weekend!