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Friday, July 31, 2009

Forgive me when I whine...

Forgive Me When I Whine

Today upon a bus I saw a lovely girl with golden hair.
I envied her - she seemed so gay - and wished I were as fair.
But suddenly she rose to leave. I saw her hobble down the aisle,
she had only one leg and wore a crutch, but as she passed,
a smile...

Oh, God forgive me when I whine,
I have two legs, the world is mine.

I stopped to buy some candy.
The lad who sold them had such charm.
I stopped to talk to him, he seemed so glad
if I was late could do no harm.
As I left he said to me, "I thank-you, you had been so kind.
It's nice to talk to folks like you, you see," he said,"I am blind."

Oh, God forgive me when I whine,
I have two eyes, the world is mine.

Later while walking down the street,
I saw a child with eyes of blue.
He stood and watched the others play, he did not know what to do.
I stopped a moment and said,
"Why don't you join the others, dear?"He looked ahead without a word and then I knew,
he couldn't hear.

Oh, God forgive me when I whine,
I have two ears, the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I go,
with eyes to see the sun-set glow,
with ears to hear what I would know.
Oh, God forgive me when I whine,
I am blessed indeed, the world is mine!

~By Og Mandino (adapted from original by Red Foley)~

This touched me this morning its from Mountain Wings www.mountainwings.com ~Heather

1 comment:

Tatskool said...

I used to use this poem with my Brownie Guide pack..they had to illustrate one verse. Really makes you think doesn't it. Hope things get better for you.