Thank You, Lord

Categories Emotions, Meditation, Religion

Thank You, Lord
because I can hear, I can see,
and I have strength;
Thank You, Lord
for my family, for friends, for food,
for a job, and for life.

Even though I clutch my blanket
and growl when the alarm bell rings,
thank you, Lord, that I can hear.
Many are deaf.

Even though I keep my eyes closed
against the morning light as long as possible,
thank you, Lord, that I can see.
Many are blind.

Even though I huddle in my bed
and put off rising,
thank you, Lord, that I have the strength to rise.
Many are bedridden.

Even though the first hour of my day is hectic,
when socks are lost, toast is burned,
tempers are short, and my children are so loud,
thank you, Lord, for my family.
Many are lonely.

Even though our breakfast table
never looks like the picture in magazines
and the menu is at times
unbalanced and un-inviting,
thank you, Lord, for we have food.
Many are hungry.

Even though the routine of my job
is often monotonous, and self-determined,
thank you, Lord, for the opportunity to work.
Many have no job.

Even though I grumble and bemoan my fate
from day to day and wish my circumstances
were not so modest,
thank you, Lord, for life, for health, and for strength.

Thank You, Lord,
………… for Your grace,
………… for Your mercy,
………… for Your forgiveness,
………… for Your protection,
………… for Your guidance,
………… for Your friendship,
………… for Your peace,
………… for Your unfailing love.

Thank You, Lord,
for everything.

I am an epic introvert, who quickly becomes an open book when I pen what’s in my significantly fertile mind; fertile as a result of bombardment by realities that are continuously captured by my inquisitive eyes, ears which are constantly rubbing the ground, through constant reading, and through dreaming too.

Writing provides an opportunity to ‘say’ what my unapologetic quiet mouth will not say; which not only soothes me, but also bequeaths to me a relief, a release, and a hope that the written words will change the world, even if only one person at a time.

And so should you seek, that’s where to find me; deeply tucked inside the blankets of reading, seeing, listening, dreaming, and then writing.

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