Life is still beautiful!



Even though I clutch my blanket
and growl when the alarm rings each morning.
Thank You, Lord,
that I can hear.
There are those who are deaf.
Even though I keep my eyes tightly closed
against the morning light
as long as possible.
Thank You, Lord,
that I can see.
There are many who are blind.

Even though I huddle in my bed
and put off the physical effort
of rising.
Thank You, Lord,
that I have the strength to rise.
There are many who are bedfast.

Even though the first hour
of the day is hectic,
when socks are lost,
toast is burned, tempers are short,
Thank You, Lord,
for my son.
There are many who are lonely.

Even though our breakfast table
never looks like the pictures
in the ladies’ magazines
and the menu is at times unbalanced,
Thank You, Lord,
for the food we have.
There are many who are hungry.

Even though the routine
of my job is often monotonous,
Thank You, Lord,
for the opportunity to work.
There are many who have no work.

Even though I grumble
and bemoan my fate from day to day
and wish my modest circumstances
were not quite so modest,
Thank You, Lord,
for the gift of Life.


7 responses

  1. Willie

    Hoi Meisie mens
    Nou is ons op die selfde golflente as ons na al hierdie dinge nog negatief is moet ons weer na ons self gaan kyk

    October 21, 2008 at 17:31

  2. Hope

    Sweet heart you have been so very blessed with wisdom..and the secret to wisdom is to always be thankful in and for all things..the good as well as the life..sooo.. rather than complain today.. (which btw I have been.. really really BAD..)I will be thankful of the snow that dumped on us through out the night..( it is pretty, and makes the earth look so clean)I will be thankful for the cold wind that is blowing..( but I will ask for blessing on those who have to be out in it..)and really very thankful for the house that I live in..( it may be small, a mess, but its got 4 walls )and I will so very very thankful that God placed you on my path in this life..I pray your day will be bright, warm, and filled with many many blessings.. as you bless all of us to come into visit..soft hugsHope

    October 21, 2008 at 17:36

  3. Hope

    p.sI really love the photo you have up today..

    October 21, 2008 at 17:39

  4. Joe

    Perspective seems to be a reoccuring theme today, I’d better listen I think!  Good word!

    October 21, 2008 at 21:55

  5. Angel eyes

    ys i guess thinds are good in lives Angel eyes

    October 22, 2008 at 17:52

  6. T

    Hey Ilse!
    We should be thankful for many things.
    Also stop seeing our problems as they are the biggest. 

    October 23, 2008 at 15:21

  7. diana

    bedankt voor je compliement en fijne dag nog

    October 26, 2008 at 13:52

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