These Things I Have – Poem

Hi All,

We all have plans and ideas as to how our lives should go, but circumstances don’t always work out how we plan.

With that in mind, here’s a nice poem that deals with Plans vs Reality and what we can learn from how things turn out.  Enjoy:

These Things I Have

I wanted health and strength to do great things,
Infirmity taught patience for each day.
My strength, as fleeting as a moth’s white wing,
Left me dependent, that I might obey.

I wanted wealth for happiness and ease,
But poverty prevailed and made me wise.
I wanted power to conquer and to please,
But weakness made me see through others’ eyes.

I wanted leisure time to dream and plan,
But duty brought self-discipline, and while
I sought approval of my fellowman,
I found it not, but in my Savior’s smile.

And now that I have been so richly blest,
This is my daily prayer, “Give what is best”.

-Josephine Stone Breeding

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    • April 28, 2015

    amazing…. true thoughts and mindset. Have a blessed day – thank you for sharing

    1. Reply

      You’re very welcome. Thanks for your feedback, Denise.

    • Beverley Leitch
    • April 30, 2015

    Hi Shawn,
    great to have received a quote from you after such a long time. Hope all is well with you at your end.

    Kind Regards,

    1. Reply

      Yeah, such a long time. I wish I had never stopped. I am starting to dust off my typing fingers, though. What have you been up to?

    • Bev
    • July 8, 2015

    Thanks and hope all is well at your end.

    1. Reply

      Going ok here. How’s life with you, Bev?

    • Beverley Leitch
    • July 21, 2015

    great to hear that your doing ok, while I am doing good too.

    • Lalit Dogra
    • September 14, 2015

    nice to hear these great words…

    • Mary Minor
    • June 10, 2019

    A quiet blessing

    • Freda Bryant
    • September 1, 2019

    That is awesome! I will share and also save to read again and again. Thanks.

      • shawn
      • September 7, 2019

      Glad you like it! I hope you’ll visit again…?

    • Joey Bivens
    • September 1, 2019

    Decent.hit really close to home

      • shawn
      • September 7, 2019

      Happy to help!

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