Thought for the day

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A friend shared a poem written by Clyde Pace, He
wrote the poem for his daughter who lost her leg
when she was run over by a lawnmower when she was
just 18 months old. We believe the words still
resonate today and will share it with you.

I Am Blessed Indeed!

Today upon a bus, I saw a lovely girl, I envied her:
She seemed so happy. And I wish I were as fair.
And then, suddenly, she rose to leave, and I saw her hobble down the aisle,
She had one leg and wore a crutch,
But as she passed, a smile.

Oh God, forgive me when I whine, I have two legs,
I am blessed indeed. The world is mine!

Later, walking down the street,
I saw a man with eyes of blue.
But he just stood and watched the others play.
So, I stopped a moment and then I said,
“Why don’t you join the others, sir?”
But he looked ahead without a word.
And then I knew he could not hear.

Oh God, forgive me when I whine, I have two ears,
I am blessed indeed. The world is mine!

And later, I stopped to buy some sweets,
The lad who sold them had such charm,
I talked with him. If I were late, it would do no harm.
But as I turned to go, he said to me,
“I thank you sir. You’ve been so kind.
It’s nice to talk with folks like you.”
“You see,” he said, “I am blind.”

Oh God forgive me when I whine, I have two eyes,
I am blessed indeed. The world is mine!

With legs to take me where I want to go,
With ears to hear the things I need to know,
With eyes to watch that radiant sunset glow.

Oh God, forgive me when I whine,
I am blessed indeed!
The world is mine!
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9 Responses to Thought for the day

  1. Wise words we need to remind ourselves on a daily basis.

  2. cruisin2 says:

    Vanessa A. Redwood,
    well said.

  3. ekurie says:

    I’d not seen this for a while. Needed the reminder, thank you.

  4. cruisin2 says:

    ekurie,
    glad you liked it.

  5. Grumpa Joe says:

    A great lesson for all of us.

  6. Grumpa Joe says:

    Reblogged this on Grumpa Joe's Place and commented:
    Wisdom to live by.

  7. cruisin2 says:

    Grumpa Joe,
    thanks for the reblog.

  8. Gratitude for what we have is so important. Beautiful post thank for sharing

  9. cruisin2 says:

    Madeline Johnson,
    Our pleasure.

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