Thursday, May 27, 2010

a surplus of words and none spare to name this post anything appropriate.



If you have food in the fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of the world. If you have any money in the bank, your wallet and some spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy. 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 never experienced the danger of battle, the agony of imprisonment or torture, or the horrible pangs of starvation, you are luckier than 500 million people alive going through this suffering. If you can read this message you are more fortunate than the 3 billion people in the world who cannot read at all.
                                                                                                             -Joie de Vivre

{I do not know who or what 'Joie de Vivre' is but I know that when I read it in the pages of 'I Love You' magazine, it gave me pause for thought.}

3 comments:

  1. Joie de Vivre is French for 'the joy of living'!

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  2. Thanks lovely! I meant that I don't know what it signifies in the context of a person or site that has been quoted... it is a lovely sentiment though, hey?
    I'm kind of hoping the person who made this quote up is a French-obsessed woman ('Joie') with red-henna hair and a grand piano in her living room.

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  3. Haha oops. I thought "How can Rosie NOT know what that means...?!" Rookie error. I like your Joie-lady though.

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