A Thanksgiving Meditation

Wednesday, 23 November, 2011 - 1:00 pm

I received this loevly Thanksgiving meditation from my colleague Rabbi Israel Rubin (Chabad of Albany, New York) and want to share it with you.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head, and a place to sleep…
you are richer than 75% of the world.

If you have money in the bank, money in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace…
you are among the top 8% of the worlds wealthy.

If you woke up this morning with health, no illness…
you are more blessed than the millions who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or even the pangs of starvation…
you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

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

If you can go to shul, study Torah, and practice Yiddishkeit without fear of being arrested, tortured, or killed…
you are more blessed than millions of your ancestors.

So hold up your head with a smile on your face, count your blessings and be truly thankful to Hashem!

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