For every fancy ride you make, there’s a child who wants to take your place.
For every burger bite you take, there’s a beggar who has nothing to eat.
For every pair of shoes you buy, there’s a man who walks with crutches on his side.
For every splendid house you build, there’s a woman sleeping on the street.
For every wine and beer you drink, there’s a newborn baby who hungers for milk.
For every purchase of expensive clothes, there’s an elderly without a blanket for cold.
For every degree you get from school, there’s a poor kid wishing to be enrolled.
For every movie you watch on Saturday night, there’s a lass who has never seen a film in her life.
For every occupation you have, there’s a lad tired of looking for a job.
For every money you spend for luxury, there’s a family living in poverty.
For every sports car you drive along the way, there’s a girl without a doll to play.
For every parent you have at home, there’s a boy with no one to call his own.
For every fine jewelry you wear, there’s a toddler without a teddy bear.
For every healthy infant you deliver, there’s a couple longing for a baby on their shoulders.
For every loving person you now cherish, there’s someone crying from broken relationships.
For every chance to perform just any action, there’s a person who isn’t free inside the prison.
And for every gift to hear, speak and move, and see, there’s a blind deformed fellow who considers you lucky.
Therefore, for everything that comes to you,
Be contented and thank the Lord;
For somewhere out there,
Is a brother who is less fortunate than anybody else in the World.
*Just want to share this beautiful poem I found on my brother’s stuff as I was cleaning up the cabinet. A very good reminder indeed to be grateful and contented for what has been entrusted to us and for what we treasure/enjoy at any moment. We sometimes take things for granted and realize their worth only when it’s gone. If we have been given the opportunity to bless people who are less fortunate than us, that is awesome! If not, we could at least show our gratitude by being good stewards. Refrain from complaining and comparing ourselves with other people. Refrain from envying others and thus failing to see the treasures/blessings we do possess. Pause, observe, share, bless, give, encourage… And remember always to look up and say to Him, “Thank You!” 🙂