Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Prayer

Let me do my work each day; and if the darkened hours of despair overcome me, may I not forget the strength that comforted me in the desolation of other times.

May I still remember the bright hours that found me walking over the silent hills of my childhood, or dreaming on the margin of a quiet river, when a light glowed within me, and I promised my early God to have courage amid the tempests of the changing years.

Spare me from bitterness and from the sharp passions of unguarded moments. May I not forget that poverty and riches are of the spirit. Though the world knows me not, may my thoughts and actions be such as shall keep me friendly with myself.

Lift up my eyes from the earth, and let me not forget the uses of the stars. Forbid that I should judge others lest I condemn myself. Let me not follow the clamor of the world, but walk calmly in my path.

Give me a few friends who will love me for what I am; and keep ever burning before my vagrant steps the kindly light of hope.

And though age and infirmity overtake me, and I come not within sight of the castle of my dreams, teach me still to be thankful for life, and for time's olden memories that are good and sweet; and may the evening's twilight find me gentle still.
---Max Ehrmann

8 Grateful Heart's Words:

ZAJA Natural said...

This is great inspiration, I think we all need a little motivation daily.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Very inspiring prayer indeed. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Sandy said...

Beautiful photo, and words to match. Nice post.
Have a great Friday
Hope you'll swing by for a visit, the welcome mats always out

""rare*jonRez"" said...

Nice one Shawie!

Have a great weekend!

Dino said...

HELLO friend. I enjoy pouring through your post here. Keep up with the good work of making relevant information.

Paul Maurice Martin said...


Sometimes the greatest troubles bring out strength beyond anything we'd have imagined we could have.

Alicia said...

To be thankful in the midst of physical infirmity... I need that.

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Beautiful and very moving Shawie! I am so glad you dropped your card on me today.

I have missed you and your wonderful spirit very much!!

Blessings of peace my friend,