The World is Mine
“Today upon a bus, I saw a lovely [woman] with golden hair;
I envied her. She seemed so [happy], and oh, I wished I were so fair.
When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her [limping] down the aisle.
She had one foot and wore a crutch, but as she passed, a smile.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two feet, the world is mine.
And when I stopped to buy some [treats], the [boy] who served me had such charm;
He seemed to radiate good cheer, his manner was so kind and warm.
I said, “It’s nice to deal with you, such courtesy I seldom find.”
He turned and said, “Oh, thank you sir!” And then I saw that he was blind.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two eyes, the world is mine.
Then, walking down the street, I saw a child with eyes of blue.
He stood and watched the others play; it seemed he knew not what to do.
I stopped a moment, then I said, “Why don’t you join the others dear?”
He looked ahead without a word, and then I knew he could not 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 glow,
With ears to hear what I should know,
I’m blessed indeed, the world is mine.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I’m blessed, indeed, the world is mine.”
– Tennyson Guyer
Sometimes, during the day-to-day stress of our busy schedules, we forget to stop and think about how lucky we are for all the amazing things in our life. Today, I’d like to remember how lucky I am, and how grateful I am for everything I’ve been given. And you can do the same! You may even want to write out all that you are grateful for in your life:
Have you said “thank you” to the universe yet today for all that is good in your life?