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How Blessed am I !
By Dr Pamela Jane Pinto

February 2, 2012

How Blessed am I !

I complained about work and lack of sleep
Then I chanced upon a boy who begged on the street
I thought, Thank God I at least have a job -
How blessed am I !
I ranted about how things were expensive
A luxury bag or branded shoes maybe
Till I met this woman who wore a sack for a dress
And wrapped in a newspaper was her little baby
How blessed am I !
I wondered how Id look with blue or green eyes
If I were taller, fairer or my hair was golden
But then I saw this cripple beyond which one could identify
At least people dont cringe from me when Im looked at
How blessed am I !
I told my parents not to worry about me
For Im now an adult who can fend for myself
Until I looked at this newborn in a dumpster nearby
With none to care about its health
How blessed am I !

I crib and I fuss and all for what?
Because Im alive and well?
I can hear, I can see, I can talk and decide
That forces me to question myself
Indeed, How blessed am I !


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lima, mangaloreThursday, March 29, 2012
Very Inspiring Poem.... It touched my heart...very nice one...
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Prem Rodrigues, Mangalore/DubaiSunday, February 12, 2012
Hi Jane, very thoughtful!!! How blessed am I... thanks for the reminder. God bless...
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glany coelho, mangalore/dublin,irelandSaturday, February 11, 2012
we are blessed in so many ways & we do not realise it.we do not even appreciate it.untile something happens & we praise god saying ''how blessed iam''
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Candle, MangaloreTuesday, February 07, 2012
Its a good collection of thoughts and words.Keep doing, Its creates interest to read.
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louis Rodrigues, MumbaiMonday, February 06, 2012
The words really touching of life
very beautifull
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sylvester, mangalore/abudhabiSunday, February 05, 2012
Nice one i read it twice.

was in deep stress from a week, thinking worst things are happening with me but after reading your poem i thought twice about those who are not lucky as much as me..

Nice writeup keep it up..

All the best..
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Melissa Nazareth, Mumbai/BahrainSaturday, February 04, 2012
Lady, you write beautifully! Such a simple but profound message so wonderfully weaved together with words. I really liked the poem Pamela :) Looking forward to more poetry from you. All the best!
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Richard Saldanha, Kundapura/BangaloreSaturday, February 04, 2012
Reminds me of the anonymous saying: "I complained because I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet!"
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geoffrey, hathillFriday, February 03, 2012
and that reminds me of an old Persian proverb I had no shoes and complained, until I met a man who had no feet.
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Norbert Sequeira, MumbaiFriday, February 03, 2012
'How Blessed I am' to have good pair of eyes, to see, to read your poem.

May Jesus bless you abudantly, more than He can bless me.

If only man realized the goodness that he has been given, I am sure, there would have been no wars, no hatred, no jealously.
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Pamela, Mangalore,KuwaitFriday, February 03, 2012
I wish to thank each and everyone of you for your wonderful comments and lovely interpretations of my poem. While for some of you it helped make your day and spread the message of how blessed we really are, for others it was a reminder of sorts. To wake up each day and count our blessings for being fortunate enough to have a roof, food, clothing and good health above all else. As Mr. Kurt and A.S. Mathew have rightly pointed out being blessed, let us also try to help those unfortunates in any which way we can. Such deeds add to our existing blessings and not to mention the joy we experience for putting a smile on someone's face. God bless !!! : )
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Alwyn D'souza, Mangalore/RiyadhFriday, February 03, 2012
Good one.
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Christine, Mangalore/KuwaitFriday, February 03, 2012
Hi puta,

We, your parents are blessed to read your poem and very beautiful comments.

Keep writing.... May Almighty God Bless you.

Dad, Mom & Brother
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Deena Nazareth, Mangalore/CanadaFriday, February 03, 2012
Dr. Jane, Your poem reminds us the blessings in every moment of our lives and to be grateful to our Almighty. We are really blessed in many ways whatever our status. Thats God's Grace.
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Mary, Rush City, MNFriday, February 03, 2012
Thank you for sharing, I hope you dont mind that I have shared with my friends on facebook. Today I needed a little more inspiration and thank goodness I ran into your poem.
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KGSHENOY, Mangalore/DubaiThursday, February 02, 2012
Thanks Dr.Pamela.God bless you for writing this little poem and DaijiWorld for publishing it.Now I truly feel blessed.
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Ridhan Assadi, Mangalore, DubaiThursday, February 02, 2012
Way to go, way to go, way to go!!!
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Cynthia , DubaiThursday, February 02, 2012
Beautiful Jane... Must make a blog and share your poems to all...if u have a blog ... please inbox me tks cynthia
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Laila Pinto, MangaloreThursday, February 02, 2012
Beautiful poem. Opens our eyes to the things we often take for granted.
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ad, mangloorThursday, February 02, 2012
There are a lot of blessed people on this earth but still unhappy. That is greed.

Blessed are those wo are poor and take care of the poor for theirs is the Kingdom of GOD.

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A. S. Mathew, U.S.A.Thursday, February 02, 2012
Very interesting poem and it gives
us a deep and greater lesson, how to be happy in life.

When we wake up, instead of thanking GOD for the health-food-
clothings-work-children and so many other blessings of life, a vast majority of people start life
with a nagging attitude, which will
direct the whole day, and those
people would be making other people
miserable too. When our eyes are
totally blinded to see the suffering of the world, on the other hand
we are totally concentrated and
worried about our own pleasures and
future then we are turning like
totally unthankful and the most
miserable people in the world.
Start counting our blessings every
day, we can be very happy.

One out of every four children in
the developing countries is underweight. 925 million, more than the population of North and South America combined-go hungry
on a daily basis. India has 225 million people in that list.
Now, start counting how far we are
blessed, and be happy.
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Anil Pinto, Mumbai/Abu DhabiThursday, February 02, 2012
Beautiful poem. Truly, we complain so very often ignorant of the blessings showered upon us.
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MABEL, BANGALOREThursday, February 02, 2012
Dr. Jane

Your poem reminds us the blessings in our lives and to be grateful to our Almighty.
Keep it up!
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Alban D' Souza, Udyavara Mumbai Doha QatarThursday, February 02, 2012
Dr. jane Nice Poem! We are all really blessed in so many ways whatever our status. This reminds us once again. Thats fantastic Thats God's grace. Keep writing! wonderful indeed. God's gifts to mankind are countless.
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Kurt Waschnig, Oldenburg GermanyThursday, February 02, 2012
Indeed you are really blessed. Your poem describes the harsh reality people face in India. You work hard and you complain about work and a lack of sleep.
This is a serious problem the immense pressure at work and the difficulty to have enough sleep.
On the other hand there are million of people, ten thousands of children one can see in the streets of
Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and other cities begging.
They live on the pavements, without any shelter, medical healthcare, education. Without any hope for a better life.

You rant about how things are expensive then you met a woman who wore a sack for a dress and faced with real poverty you realise how blessed you are.
Seeing the baby of the woman wrapped in a newspaper is shocking.

Your poem published in Daijiworld is important it reminds all of us to see the needy and poor around us.

You think about your appearance even what could be changed, your hair, you wonder how you would look like with green or blue eyes.
Suddenly you see a cripple beyond one which could identify.

You again realise how blessed you are.

Cripples and poor live in appalling poverty, they receive no proper medical treatment, nobody looks after them.
They lead a life without joy and happiness, defence- and helpless.

You are an adult you received an excellent education, you are skilled and you can fend for yourself.

Until I looked at this newborn in a dumpster nearby
With none to care about its health.

There are countless babies no one takes care of them, protect them, they receive no love, joy and even a smile.
They will never develop self confidende or trust.

Yes you are blessed compared to these helpless children.

Yes you are doing well, you are fit and healthy and you feel natural wishes and you have dreams.
That is wonderful and thank you Pamela to compare your life to the life of the needy and poor.

Your poem shall be a reminder that the middle- and upper class in India and all over the world must not forget the needy and poor and we shall try to help them.
All human beings are equal and should get opportunities to lead a life in dignity and to build up a future.

The FATHER OF THE NATION GANDHI had a dream for a peaceful and prosperous India.
He is unforgetable and his dream shall come true.

Best regards

Kurt Waschnig Oldenburg Germany

e-mail: oldenburg1952@yahoo.de

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Lancelot D' Costa, Mangalore/Abu DhabiThursday, February 02, 2012
Nice one Dr.Pamela...a poem which brings into focus how blessed we are in our own way!! Keep writing....& all the best.
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Lilly, DubaiThursday, February 02, 2012
Lovely ....good one.
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Dolphy D'sOUZA, Rosario, MangaloreThursday, February 02, 2012
Dear Dr. JANE,


DOLPHY,D'Souza, Rosario, Pandeswar
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DAVID KUMAR, BANGALOREThursday, February 02, 2012
Dr.Jane, Its a superb poem... heart touching indeed.. keep writing such poems.. wish u all the best..
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