Some things to think about...
If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would like something like the following. There would be:
14 From the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
52 would be female
48 would be male
70 would not be white
30 would be white
70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian
89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual
6 people would posses 59% of the world's wealth and all 6 would be from the United States
80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition
1 would be near death
1 would be near birth
1 only 1 would have a college education
1 would own a computer
When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.
Work like you don't need the money.
The following is also something to ponder...
If you woke up today with more health then illness... You are more blessed than the million that will not 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 500 million.
If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, of death... you are more blessed than two billion people in the world.
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead 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 somewhere... you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
If your parents are still alive and still married... you are very rare, even in the United States and Canada.
If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in this world who cannot read at all.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's is watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.