The Numbers Make Me Thankful

numbers 

Numbers make me thankful?

 Yep!

 See, tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States and, since I spend almost every waking hour either writing or preparing to write this blog, all aspects of the blogging process are important to me; especially, how many people are reading the posts and  where on the earth they are when they access the blog…

I may have been born and still live in the U.S. but I consider myself a world citizen. I try to write the blog from that perspective and I’m grateful when I see that people in other lands are reading it!

So, I decided to share the numbers I’ll be thankful for tomorrow during the Thanksgiving celebration.

First, the statistics for what countries you readers are in when you visit. There are a total of 53 countries represented and that makes me exceedingly thankful!!  All I’ll show you here are the top ten {The numbers in my stats counter are only the last 500 visitors}:

country_stats

Even though 55.8% of you are from the United States, I’m thankful that 44.2% are not  from here! Also, even though it’s only 2% from Israel, that country is where the spiritual and administrative center of my Faith are located—gives me a warm thankfulness…

Next are the states and regions (again, only the top ten):

region_stats

Sure, most of the top ten are states in the U.S. but number 5 is, thankfully,  Jakarta Raya!

Last are the top ten cities:

city_stats

First thing I noticed is that spot 4 is a city and state in the U.S. that has no name… That may have been where I was back in the late 60s…

Number ten makes me have that warm thankfulness again since it’s the actual city that has the World Center of my Faith!!

According to WikiAnswers, Mexico, Japan, China, Australia, and Canada also celebrate Thanksgiving. And, according to enotes: “Many groups of people around the world give thanks, usually at a celebration following a major crop harvest.”

So, tomorrow, as I celebrate the holiday with friends from my favorite café, I’ll be thankful I live in a country that still has some  of the freedoms it intended to have and I’ll savor, along with the food and friendship, the fact that my efforts in this blog are visited by members of our human family from many diverse countries…

Spiritual Quote :

“Today, humanity is bowed down with trouble, sorrow and grief, no one escapes; the world is wet with tears; but, thank God, the remedy is at our doors. Let us turn our hearts away from the world of matter and live in the spiritual world! It alone can give us freedom!”
‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 110

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4 thoughts on “The Numbers Make Me Thankful

  1. At such moments one imagines that one stands on some spot of a small planet gazing in amazament at the cold and yet profoundly moving beauty of the eternal, the unfathomable. Life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor eternity, only being.

  2. I too consider myself a world citizen. Ever since I left home at 18 and traveled all over creation and back I’ve never felt the same. I love the vastness of “feeling” global. I love the input, perspectives, culture, languages, etc. of other countries. I think when we can open our minds and hearts to different cultures we then open our minds and hearts to other ways of thinking, feeling, behaving, etc.

    We see “other” as “self”.

    Being able to do this is a big shift in perception, one the world can use more of. I have discovered that we are more alike that different. I find that very heartwarming.

    Hope your “Cafe Day” went well. We just went for drive, bit of walk in the rain and a car picnic with a great view. Very relaxing to NOT do the whole traditional TG Day dinner thing.

    Also, I have to thank YOU for your kindness, support and caring. It means much in my life.

    Hugs to you, Alex,
    Robin

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