We live in a country where the majority of the people are what I would call over-privileged. Logically you would think that would make us endlessly thankful for what we have – especially if we happen to pay attention to what is going on in the rest of the world. But more often than not, we feel entitled to even more.
Whenever I speak to an audience about how much abundance we have in our lives, I always say that we can all come up with at least 15 things to be grateful for. When we are verbally grateful for the blessings in our life, it changes everything: our perspective on how much we need, our sense of entitlement, and most importantly, it changes our attitude.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the millions who will not survive the week.
If you can attend a religious meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death, you are more blessed than 3 billion people in the world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8 per cent of the world’s 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 choose not to.
If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them or even pat them on the shoulder, you are blessed because you can offer a healing touch.
Never forget that you are one of the fortunate ones. Count your blessings everyday and soon you too will realize just how privileged you truly are.
On the other hand, we can be prepared for the things that come our way and even be successful by answering some important questions. Watch this video