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Keep Your Life In Perspective

April 24, 2009
The planets in comparison

We think our Earth is very big. The truth is the Earth is very small. We think our problems are very big. Think again.

My son Les forwarded an email to me about keeping life in perspective. It is pretty fascinating and enlightening. And I suddenly feel so small. Life suddenly becomes so insignificant.

The planets in comparison

Earth looks so big here!

The planets

Now how small is Earth compared to Jupiter?

The Planets in Comparison to the Sun

Compared to the sun, the earth has become just a tiny speck.

The Sun In Comparison to Other Galactic Bodies

And now see how small is the sun compared to Arcturus.

And Arcturus is so small compared to Antares...and the earth is not even a dot!

Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky and is more than 1000 light years away. Arcturus is so small compared to Antares...and the earth is not even a dot!

Now, how big are you?

THIS IS A HUBBLE TELESCOPE ULTRA DEEP FIELD INFRARED VIEW OF COUNTLESS 'ENTIRE' GALAXIES BILLIONS OF LIGHT-YEARS AWAY.

THIS IS A HUBBLE TELESCOPE ULTRA DEEP FIELD INFRARED VIEW OF COUNTLESS 'ENTIRE' GALAXIES BILLIONS OF LIGHT-YEARS AWAY.

THIS IS A CLOSE UP OF ONE OF THE DARKEST REGIONS OF THE PREVIOUS PHOTO.

THIS IS A CLOSE UP OF ONE OF THE DARKEST REGIONS OF THE PREVIOUS PHOTO.

Humbling, isn’t it?

Now, how big are you?

How big are the things that upset you today?

And how big are your problems?

Keep your life in perspective. Don’t let the small things in life overwhelm you.

When one considers our world from such a small compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent. The following is also something to ponder…

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness…you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation…you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest,torture, or death…you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep…you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace … you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.

If your parents are still alive and still married … you are very rare, even in the US and Canada.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

Someone once said:

What goes around comes around. Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. Sing like nobody’s listening. Live like it’s Heaven on Earth.

The following is a funny perspective of keeping life in perspective….have a good laugh…..don’t be so uptight about the joke….take it as it is, a joke, ok?

At age 4……success is……not peeing in your pants.

At age 12….success is……having friends.

At age 17….success is……having a driver’s licence.

At age 20….success is……having sex.

At age 35….success is……havng money.

At age 50….success is……having money.

At age 60….success is……having sex.

At age 75….success is……having friends.

At age 80….success is……not peeing in your pants.

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