Saturday, February 13, 2010

Perspective

Matthew Henry was a godly English professor and devotional writer who lived over three hundred years ago. One day while traveling from one town to another, he was beset by a band of highwaymen who mugged him and took all his money. In his journal he wrote this in response to the situation.

"Let me be thankful, first, because I was never robbed before;
Second, because although they took my purse they did not take my life,
Third, though they took my all it was not very much
And fourth, that it was I who was robbed and not I who robbed."
Here is a man with a great perspective on life.
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13 comments:

Gayle said...

A great outlook on life. Thanks for reminding us to count our blessings. ♥

Saleslady371 said...

Makes me think! Happy V's Day.

Joan said...

Great perspective! I could certainly learn from this.

Blessings,
Joan

Denise said...

Bless you.

Debbie said...

WOW...I would love to think I might respond like this...lot's to think about. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day. Sweet blessings, Debbie

whidbeywoman said...

YES!!!! A great prespective.
Gives us lots to think about.

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

I have read that before, but had forgotten all about it. Thanks for sharing it, it is well worth reading it again! I think I will print it this time though. :)

Clif said...

Wonderful quotes. Great lessons to be learned. Thank you.

char72 said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful response to a terrible incident. Attitude has so much to do with how bad things affect us.
Hope you are having a happy Valentine's Day.
Blessings,
Charlotte

rcubes said...

It's good to always be positive no matter what circumstances are going around us. Inspiring! God bless.

daylily777 said...

Wonderful Post !Made me consider what my perspective would be in similar circumstances .
Happy Valentine's Day !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Rhodema @ MommyLife said...

I love history and great stories. Thanks for sharing both. I am richer after reading this.

Thank you and Happy Valentines Day!

Ms.Daisy said...

I love this and the perspective it brings! I would hope that I could keep that same perspective! Thanks.


Blessings,
Jean