Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.




Wednesday, November 24, 2010

You Are Blessed - IF

The Wright Turkeys wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!


If you woke up this morning with more health than illness,
You are more blessed than the million who won't 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 20 million people around the world.

If you attend a church meeting without fear of harassment,
Arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than almost
Three billion people in the world

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% 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 wealthy

If your parents are still married and alive, you are very rare,
Especially in the United States

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful,
You are blessed because a 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 God's healing touch

If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in this 
world, that cannot read anything at all

You are so blessed in ways you may never even know!

This was the poem I copied  for our Thanksgiving a few years ago.  I framed it and placed it on the table with our Thanksgiving praise sheet. I do not remember where I found it, but the truths were so strong that I wanted to share it.               Happy Thanksgiving...see you next week!

30 Joining in with more words:

Ma ~ said...

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful,
You are blessed because a majority can, but most do not


So true! Happy Thanksgiving:)

Mildred said...

Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Perfect! I might just print this out for *our* table. I wish your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am thankful for the uplifting inspiration I always find while "visiting with you!"
xo
Leslie

Paula said...

Such cute little turkeys!! Yes, I am VERY blessed. I count myself blessed for knowing you. (((Hugs)))

Sandy said...

I found this poem somewhere
on the internet just recently
and had forgotten about it.
Now that you've brought it
to mind again I want to copy
it and put it up somewhere
in our home.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Hugs,
Sandy

JillAileenJones said...

Just beautiful. Thanks. I do have so much to be thankful for-I am blessed beyond measure.
I pray that you have a blessed Thanksgiving.
God showed me last night how truly grateful I need to be daily-some friends from our SS class were headed to Children's because they found a tumor on his brain. They are going for further testing a a plan of attack but they are almost sure it is cancer-he is 8 years old. It has saddened my heart today greatly-made me hold me kiddos a little tighter and to praise God that at least for today, we are so healthy compared to most.
I went back to the post on your Pastor again last night and just wept-beuatiful-they are trusting God as well to heal their son-but they did say that he accepted Jesus last year and they know no matter what happens that he will spend eternity with God and that they will see him again some day.
I am thankful for you and the friendship that I have gotten to have with you because of the blogging world. smile
Thank you for being you!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs
Jill

Trisha said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Janette!

Theresa said...

Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend!

Sassy Granny ... said...

It blesses me greatly to see how many gratitudes you've been attacked with!

Have a wonderful, blessed, yummy, love-filled holiday, dear one.

Kathleen

Debbie said...

I LOVE your turkeys! I have read that poem many times, and oh how I LOVE it...Have a wonderful, wonderful Thanksgiving my friend. How I thank God for you! HUGS and LOVE, Debbie

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Beautiful and oh so true. I'm so glad that I am blessed beyond my dreams.

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Love it
Love it
Love it!!

What a great post.

Blessings to you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving

Farm Girl said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. That really makes your think doesn't it?
I loved your picture of your cookies.
So Thankful this year for God bringing you and your lovely family into my life.
I wish you all blessings upon blessings.

Sonja said...

Perfect way to begin our Thanksgiving!

Blessings to each one of you... see you next week!

Cascia said...

That is beautiful and I love your Turkeys!

So, I Begin this Journey...... said...

Way too sweet!
I would like to place an order for turkey cookies too!
Any pattern will do! LOL!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving....peace,love and joy to your family.
xoxo

Lea said...

What cute, cute cookies and I love the poem. Thanks for sharing!

Blessings for a wonderful day!

Karen said...

Hey Janette... Great post.. and we are truly blessed..
I just wanted to stop by and tell you Happy Thanksgiving ,, Hope you have a blessed day with your family and enjoy every moment of it..

e-Mom said...

Powerful, Janette!

AND I'm impressed with your baking skills. Wonderful cookies.

Michele Katherine said...

So well written, and true. I want to wish you a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving.

God bless you,
Michele Katherine

Janet - AKA: Latte Lady said...

I AM blessed AND highly favored! AMEN!

Wishing you a blessed season!

Janet

www.homeward4.blogspot.com

Sue said...

I wanted to come by this morning to wish you and your family a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving janette.
I can think of two words for this post....AWESOME, and THANKS!!
HUgs, Sue

myletterstoemily said...

happy thanksgiving, janette! i love your
thanksgiving essay, because it's so true.

we are blessed beyond any other group
of people on the planet.

HE is so good!

love,
la

AwaydownSouth said...

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Debbie said...

How true those words are Janette. It kind of puts things into proper perspective, doesn't it?

I pray you had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. YOu are such a blessing and I thank the Lord for you.

Much love,
Debbie

Paula said...

Happy day after Thanksgiving. I just popped by because I was thinking and thankful for you. ((Hugs))

A multi-dimensional life said...

Love this post!

I'm thankful for for meeting you through your lovely blog!

Counting Blessings...not just today, but every day!

Jo said...

Lovely poem, cute biscuits

Beleted thanksgiving blessing

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a wonderful post Janette. We are all very blessed indeed!

partialemptynester said...

OH, how blessed we are!!! I thought it would be a post about the turkey cookies...but even better, a post reminding me how blessed I am...thank you, sweet thing!

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