Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The World is Mine

My grandmother sent me an email today with a very encouraging poem. It rings a common message that we hear all the time: gratefulness. However, I thought it was simple and well-written. Plus, it's timely since Thanksgiving is near. Maybe it can encourage you today to simply be still. Remember that God cares about you and loves you. You are precious.

Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman
And wished I were as beautiful.
When suddenly she rose to leave,
I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and used a crutch.
But as she passed, she passed a smile.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two legs; the world is mine.

I stopped to buy some candy.
The lad who sold it had such charm.
I talked with him, he seemed so glad.
If I were late, it'd do no harm.
And as I left, he said to me,
"I thank you,
you've been so kind.
It's nice to talk with folks like you.
You see," he said, "I'm blind."
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two eyes; the world is mine.

Later while walking down the street,
I saw a child I knew.
He stood and watched the others play,
but he did not know what to do.
I stopped a moment and then I said,
"Why don't you join them dear?"
He looked ahead without a word.
I forgot, he couldn't hear.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two ears; the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I'd go..
With eyes to see the sunset's glow.
With ears to hear what I'd know.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I've been blessed indeed, the world is mine.

— Author Unknown


  1. Very good...great timing, like you said it's close to Thanksgiving. Wouldn't it be awesome if we lived each day with this mentality. Heart of gratitude :)

    I write a blog called Who Should I Be Today? I hope you'll check it out sometime and give me your feedback.
    I am going to continue to follow yours for both the spiritual and health.

    1. Hi Jaylene,

      Thanks so much for stopping by and reflecting on my blog. I agree. I think this poem should be our attitude everyday. Oh, how important it is to have a grateful heart and give thanks to God for all of his blessings.

      I got to read your latest blog on "A Winter Fog." Great insight on perspective!

      Thanks for following and reading. Hope to stay in touch :)


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