I Thank You, Lord
Though I clutch my blanket and
growl when the alarm rings, thank you,Lord, that I can hear.
There are many who 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.
There are many who are bedridden.
Even though the first hour of
my day is hectic,
when socks are lost, toast is
burned and tempers
are short, my children are so
thank you, Lord, for my family.
There are many who are lonely.
Even though our breakfast table
never looks like the pictures in magazines and the menu is at times
unbalanced, thank you, Lord,
for the food we have.
There are many who are hungry.
Even though the routine of my
job often is monotonous, thank you, Lord, for the opportunity to work.
There are many who 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!
Even though we feel alone sometimes,
thank you Lord, for friends.
A friend is someone we turn to
when our spirits
need a lift. A friend is someone
For friendship is a gift.
A friend is someone who fills
our lives with
Beauty, Joy and Grace, and makes
the world we live in a better
and happier place.