Reiki's 1st Principle: I will count my blessings.

Reiki's 1st Principle for Daily Living: Just for today, I will count my blessings.

For me, the first principle – counting one’s blessings – sets the tone for Reiki's four other principles for daily living. If you are feeling unblessed at the moment, consider this gem (taken off the Net):

If you woke up this morning more healthy than ill, you are luckier than millions of people who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced war, the loneliness of jail, the agony of torture or starvation, you are better off than 500 million people around the world.

If you can go to church (or any other place of worship) with no fear of humiliation, jail, torture or death, you are luckier than 3 billion people.

If you have food in your fridge, clothes in your wardrobe, a roof over your head and somewhere to sleep, you are richer than 75% of the global population.

If you have just read this article, you are better off than about a billion people who cannot read.

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