From a compressed perspective, the world that we know
Could use lots of acceptance and understanding.
Glaringly apparent are the imbalances
Among health, wealth, and freedom. What are the chances
Of survival when there’s so much hate happening?
Spiritually, we have a long way to go.
That’s just one way of seeing things. There may be more,
But statistics interpret our reality.
If you have food, a place to sleep, and clothes to wear,
You are richer than most in the world. So is there
A reason to be grateful? Most definitely!
There is more than enough one can be grateful for.
If you’ve never experienced imprisonment,
Or the pangs of starvation, you’re more fortunate
Than one half billion people. If you can attend
A church meeting, not fearing it may be the end
Of existence, you have reason to celebrate.
Let the numbers enlighten you to some extent.
Treasuring our divinity means being in
A constant state of appreciation. Looking
For occasions to be joyful and in a state
Of sheer gratitude is the best way to create
A fulfilling life no matter what’s happening.
Making peace with where you are is how to begin.