Life Is a Gift

Today before you say an unkind word -
Think of someone who can't speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food -
Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife -
Think of someone who's crying out to for a companion.

Today before you complain about life -
Think of someone who went too early to heaven.

Before you complain about your children -
Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn't clean or sweep -
Think of the people who are living in the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive -
Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job -
Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another -
Remember that not one of us is without error.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down -
Put a smile on your face and thankful for the simplest things in life.

- Author Unknown-

3 comments:

Channelofhealing said...

Amen sis

Godbless

Lynda said...

Hi Mariz, what a lovely post & so true, we all take so much for granted & are always quick to complain about things in our lives, always forgetting that there is always someone, somewhere in the world who is worse off than we are.

Cielo said...

when i read this piece, i was taken aback...this is all about the truth....welll, it's time to count my blessings :)

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