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The World is Mine - Author Unknown

posted Mar 20, 2014, 4:54 PM by Bowmansville UMC
Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman and wished I were as
beautiful. When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and used a crutch. But as she passed, she had 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 it had such charm. I talked
with him, he seemed so glad. If I were late, it'd do no harm. And as I left,
he said to me, "I thank you, you've been so kind. It's nice to talk with
folks like you. You see," he said, "I'm 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 I knew. He stood and
watched the others play, but he did not know what to do. I stopped a moment
and then I said, "Why don't you join them dear?" He looked ahead without a
word. I forgot, 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'd go. With eyes to see the sunset's glow. With
ears to hear what I'd know. Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I've been
blessed indeed, the world is mine.

This poem was received from Jeannette - a simple reminder of thanks we should give for all our blessings.