Wednesday, July 20, 2011

You probably have heard the old saying “count your blessings.” Your grandmother may have said this to you when she heard you complaining about not having enough of something. I know this is an old saying, I don’t know who came up with it, but it may not be a bad idea.
Think about this. In your life there are a number of things that surround you that most of the world does not have….
When was the last time you counted the blessings of flushing the toilet? (2.6 billion lack basic sanitation)
You may work hard for little money, but you have a little money. (over half the population of the world lives on less than $2.50 a day)

Maybe last night’s dinner was not that good, but you had a dinner. (over 800 million people suffer from starvation every day)

I took a shower this morning without even thinking about the blessing of running water. (over 1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water)

BTW if your reading this that’s a blessing too. (nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names)
I know the statistics may vary according to which source you look at however, the truth is I am blessed. Chances are you have more blessings than issues. Stop today and take a look around at all your blessings!  

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

missing the point

I recently saw this picture which looks pretty darn cool. (I wish I could ride my bike on water) the article can be found article

As I was reading the article and some of the post in response I thought some people can’t see the point if it was right in front of them. The young man that staged the stunt was doing it for awareness for flood victims. Apparently there is a bike ride that will raise money for these victims. To which I say “good job and very creative way to bring awareness.” The picture gets your attention.
The response to the picture is really what got my attention. There were many different people trying to explain how this happened. Some did give props to him for raising awareness, but not the majority of the ones I read.
Here let me state the obvious. You can’t ride your bike on water. (deep sarcasm) There has to be some other trick this guys is doing. DUH! But that is not the point. The point is to think about others that have been devastated by flooding.
Truth is I miss the point sometimes by trying to explain things that really don’t matter.

Just a thought