If you could shrink the Earth’s population to a village of one hundred people with all existing human ratios remaining the same, it will look like this. 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere, both North and South, 8 would be Africans, 52 would be females, 48 would be male, 70 would be non-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 possess 59 percent of the entire world’s wealth, 80 people would be living in substandard housing, 70 people would be unable to read, 50 would suffer from malnutrition, 1 would be near death, 1 would be near birth, and just 1 out of 100 would have a college education, 1 person would own a computer. 

      When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding, and education becomes glaringly apparent.  Therefore be grateful. 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 percent of the world. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million people who will not survive this week.  If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, keeping some spare change in a dish somewhere, you are among the 8 percent of the wealthiest people. 

      If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than 3 billion people in the world. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, and the agony of torture or the pain of starvation you are ahead of 500 million people. 

      If you hold up your head, with a smile on your face and truly be thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not. If you can read this message, then you are more blessed than over 2 billion people in this world who cannot read.  As you read this, you are reminded how life in the rest of the world is.

      Remember how blessed you are. With our emotions and the energies processing and coming, be grateful.