Thursday, October 4, 2007


Sometimes the heart just overflows
With gratitude
Sometimes you recognize how blessed you have been
And you sit in stunned awe

Sometimes you see with eyes that look back--
imagining what could have been
And you cry
You cry happy tears of thanksgiving

Sometimes the heart is made aware
of how--left to its own devices--
There would be only a tragic story of self-destruction
And you lift your eyes upward and whisper through the tears

Thank You, God.

Sometimes you realize how much you owe God and
People who gave themselves over to Him--
To be guided by His wisdom
You see how they have helped you
And you are overwhelmed with appreciation

No man is an island
We all affect those around us
How I long to be only what would please my Creator
I want to nudge each person toward Him