Time to Tally.

@eileenleyva (11042)
Philippines
November 13, 2017 10:32pm CST
Someone sent me a message that goes:.... If you have food on the refrigerator, clothes on your back, roof over your head, and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world's inhabitants. I was disconcerted. I know about orphans, hunger, displaced people, war, persecution, deprivation, and all these are part and parcel of the daily world news, What I didn't realize was I am on the upper quarter who are bountifully blessed. With the humble properties I own, I did believe I was somewhere in the lower half of enduring creatures that roam the earth. Alas, statistics has it that with a modest money in the bank, I am even on the upper 8% of the privileged few. Sadly, a million will surely die this week because of illness, healthcare was deprived of them. Time to tally. The world's population is almost 8 billion. I am at the tip of the iceberg. Sigh. 7.5 is under water. I am willing to invert that and carry the bulk, with you by my side.
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@ilocosboy (40647)
• Philippines
14 Nov 17
Mother Theresa said, if you cannot feed one hundred at least you can do it to one. One friend said to me while we are trekking to a very remote village that got no electricity and have homes from cogon and bamboo "we complain too much about life, these people are not." referring to the poor village.
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@eileenleyva (11042)
• Philippines
15 Nov 17
I do that. Feed they hungry, Take care of the less fortunate who come our way. I was meditating upon: to whom much is given, much is asked. I fall short on that.
@ilocosboy (40647)
• Philippines
15 Nov 17
If each of us can do this there'll less hunger in the world.
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@eileenleyva (11042)
• Philippines
15 Nov 17
@ilocosboy let us begin disseminating this advocacy.
@JustBhem (46171)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Nov 17
I am still blessed in spite of my sickness. I think we are all blessed in other ways.
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@eileenleyva (11042)
• Philippines
15 Nov 17
Bhem, what are you ill of?
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@JustBhem (46171)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Nov 17
@eileenleyva I have a kidney failure and ongoing Dialysis.
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@eileenleyva (11042)
• Philippines
15 Nov 17
@JustBhem Oh Bhem, that is an extreme challenge. You must focus on getting well. Have you heard of anthroposophic medicine? I have known of debilitating cases that have been reversed by anthroposophy. Dr. Jake Tan gives lectures, I know. He resides in Frisco, Quezon City. Bhem, I believe in miracles. I will keep you in my prayers.
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@allen0187 (34428)
• Philippines
15 Nov 17
Needed to read this. Thank you.
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@eileenleyva (11042)
• Philippines
15 Nov 17
When I die, I couldn't answer Cain's question. I have not done any better to alleviate the sad state of our world. Whatever I have done in the past is not good enough.
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@allen0187 (34428)
• Philippines
18 Nov 17
@eileenleyva you still have time to do more.
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@eileenleyva (11042)
• Philippines
20 Nov 17
@allen0187 Doing my best. Though my best, I know, is never good enough.
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@sjvg1976 (18388)
• Delhi, India
14 Nov 17
Even I am blessed that I have a decent job and have my own house. It's our duty to help people who don't have the money to feed themselves and their family
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@eileenleyva (11042)
• Philippines
15 Nov 17
How do you help, Sanjeev? Could you suggest ways how we go about helping the marginalized? I don't have much of a budget to give away.
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@sjvg1976 (18388)
• Delhi, India
16 Nov 17
@eileenleyva I donate in charity and donate to people whom I see really poor and need money to eat to survive.
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@eileenleyva (11042)
• Philippines
16 Nov 17
@sjvg1976 I tip my hat to you.
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@sharon6345 (148203)
• United States
14 Nov 17
I like that and it makes me think about myself as well.
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@eileenleyva (11042)
• Philippines
15 Nov 17
I am feeling guilty, I have not been much help to the poor and the less fortunate,
@sallypup (30134)
• Moses Lake, Washington
14 Nov 17
We are blessed for sure though I am dealing with the news of a very ill brother. Take care.
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@eileenleyva (11042)
• Philippines
15 Nov 17
I am beginning my shortcomings towards my fellow man by praying for your brother. What is his first name?
@Hatley (164447)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Nov 17
we all are so m,ucjn better pff than we real ze we are hats for sure
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@eileenleyva (11042)
• Philippines
15 Nov 17
I thought I was among the poor. Reality shows I am rich.