Sometimes we just need a reminder  

druidrocker 62F
890 posts
8/26/2006 7:03 am
Sometimes we just need a reminder

If you woke up this morning
with more health than illness,
you are more blessed than the
million who won't survive the 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,

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 God's healing touch.

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

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

Sometimes we just need a reminder.

JazzDlight 59F

8/26/2006 11:33 am

Man I have more alias than a criminal lol

druidrocker replies on 8/26/2006 12:19 pm:
Not aliases - facets - like the beautiful jewel you are - remember - the more facets to a gem - the brighter it shines - the cuts that life gives us when viewed as the work of a master craftsman - only add to who we are and allow more light to shine.

Brightest Blessings Jazz

JazzDlight 59F

8/26/2006 11:32 am

Thanks for the reminder hun..sometimes I tend to forget. Hugs, Jazz aka Jazzy aka Jazzabel

druidrocker replies on 8/26/2006 12:16 pm:
Your welcome sweetie - I am happy to be here for you.

AstirRelicLatah 64M
1993 posts
8/26/2006 10:17 am

Dru, nice post...staying on the positive side also helps your health...good thoughts breed good health. Thanks. Pagans often have good thoughts about life.

druidrocker replies on 8/26/2006 12:15 pm:
I wanted to put this out there for a few people that I felt could use the reminder - apparently positive thoughts and reminders of our blessings are beneficial for many - wouldn't it be nice if we could find a way to keep this positive energy rolling throughout. Thanks for letting me know I am on the right track.

rm_ColtPA 71M  
28 posts
8/26/2006 10:00 am

I'm in tune with your way of thinking and the Spirit who guides me is open minded's the Mustang. journey guide is the Eagle...which is very good medicine. Now, I'm not saying that I'm knowledgeable too but, I do take what I feel is common to me. I have a Blacfoot Cherokee spirit teacher from Tenn. who reads my ways. It's very interesting and like astrology. I do believe that paths cross for reasons...and, I'm glad ours crossed. I knew there was something, that drew me to you???

druidrocker replies on 8/26/2006 12:11 pm:
It lucky for you that you have found a guide for your journey - may it be long and happy.
The thanks for our paths crossing goes all to Jazz and the guide that she is still learning of - it is good she has friends to help her back from her detour.

Sweetpickles69 47F

8/26/2006 9:10 am

Thanks for the reminder! My life looks so easy compared to many other's! I'm trying harder not to take things for granted!



druidrocker replies on 8/26/2006 12:08 pm:
Your welcome - and it only looks easy - sometimes we get all caught up in just trying to get through our day and forget to keep things in perspective - taking a step back and looking at the world at large is sometimes difficult - that is why we have each other to remind us to do that - I have benefited from many a reminder from my friends.

rm_ColtPA 71M  
28 posts
8/26/2006 8:00 am

Dru, so many times we don't stop to count our blessings...
and most of all, it's the little things that count the most!
When life gets hard, look around and...
there's always someone who has it harder than you!
People use prayers for the wrong reason...
prayers are for thank you!
I too was raised Catholic but, have a deep feeling
for my Native American beliefs!
I like to say, I'm a free Spirit and my own man...
this is my life and I'll live it the way I want!!!
I get this feeling...that Dru could very easily be a blood brother (sister) to my ways! Yon-ta-hay!!!

druidrocker replies on 8/26/2006 8:33 am:
Good guess Colt - I have attended a Sweat Lodge and Medicine Wheel and there is a very fine line between the Celtic respect for nature and the Native American view and the cross over is common. I have made some study of Shamanism and Animal Spirits - I would never try to say I am very knowledgeable but I have more than a passing interest.
If you read my posts - you will often see that I don't obsess with names for the "Higher Power" whatever seems to fit the situation is fine by me - the Spirit that guides my path is very open minded and understands that language is somewhat limiting and doesn't take offense by the use of different names. I fully believe that whatever voice we use - if we are sincere - we will be heard.

Brightest Blessings Colt !

PS - on the side of amusement - the high school I attended used the Colt as it's mascot and my real name and the name of that school are the same - so - ya - I could be Colt also - just proves to me that the spirits have a sense of humor too.

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