Fall has begun and as you and I fall into our routines, our new schedules, our pace quickens and sometimes our hearts and minds accelerate, too. If you’re anything like me, my mind gets a little fuzzy, my perspective alters, and I forget the stuff that matters to me in the flood of must-do’s. So, today I’m sharing a poem that grounds me and reminds me where true blessings lie, a reminder I need daily. I hope it blesses you, too!
“I asked God for strength, that I might achieve;
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things;
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy;
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men;
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life;
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing I asked for, but everything I hoped for;
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among all men, most richly blessed!”
(Prayer by an unknown soldier)