Yesterday I stumbled across The Global Rich List. I took the time to enter my annual income, and when I saw the results I was thinking, “Wow, I am pretty well off compared to a lot of people.” Then I realized that I had inadvertently left a zero off of the end of my income. When I put the right amount in I realized that compared to a vast majority of the world my family is extremely extremely blessed.
Most of us don’t realize how blessed we truly are. We compare ourselves to billionaires like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Saudi Princes. Often we dream about what we do if we had their kind of money. The irony is that much of the world dreams about having as much money as you and I do. They dream of being able to put food on the table, or drink clean water or go to school. Forget dreaming of a house with plenty of rooms and a built in pool, many people around the world just dream of having a roof, of any kind, over their head.
If you haven’t done it already visit the The Global Rich List. See how much you have compared to most of the world. Then, take the time to be thankful for all you have this holiday season. Take the time to teach your children how blessed they are.