Monday, May 24, 2010

A Creed For Those Who Have Suffered

 I would like to share to you one of my favorite writings I read in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. I hope we all pick up some good thoughts or lessons with this. Happy reading!

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey...

I asked for health, that I might do great things.
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things...

I asked for riches, that I might be happy.
I was given poverty, that I might be wise...

I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men.
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God...

I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life.
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things...

I got nothing I asked for - but everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am, among men, most richly blessed!

~Roy Campanella
Chicken Soup for the Soul, 1993

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