Happy 2013 everyone. New dawn, new day, new year. Whenever we look back at a previous year gone by, we remember the trials we witnessed, the obstacles we overcame, the tribulations we faced and the hardships we witnessed. But do we ever look back at a year just to be grateful for what we have? Do we take the time to say thank you to God, or to the universe or our auras or whatever you believe in? I don’t think so. For that reason I want to share something with my readers on this new years day.
This is a poem that was texted to me several years ago, and I liked it so much that I saved it in my phone. Who texted it to me? I don’t know. It came from some unknown number. I think we should all read this poem and look back at the previous year and say thank you. Credits go to the unknown writer and the unknown texter, definitely not me.
Here it begins:
Even 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 siblings are so loud, thank you Lord for my family. There are many who are lonely.
Even though the breakfast table never looks like the pictures in magazines and the menu at times is balanced, thank you Lord for the food we have. There are many who are hungry.
Even though the routine of my studies are monotonous, thank you Lord for the opportunity to study. There are many who are denied education.