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Daily wishes and blessings


Hello God, it’s me, Mara:

You know, Lord, going through an old ‘salted away’ pile of papers, it sometimes is fascinating to see what had been stashed. Up popped a poem by Phil Perkins – date unknown. Let’s see what he has to say. Ready?

“My daily wish is that we may see good in those who pass our way.

Find in each a worthy trait that we shall gladly cultivate.

See in each one who’s passing by, the better things that beautify.

A gently word spoken with cheer, a kindly face, a smile sincere.

I pray each day that we may view the things that warm one’s heart anew.

A kindly deed that can’t be bought; that only good from deeds are wrought.

A burden lightened here and there, a brother lifted from despair.

The aged ones freed from distress; the lame, the sick, brought happiness.

Grant that before each sun has set, we’ll witness deeds we can’t forget.

A soothing hand to one in pain, a sacrifice for love – not gain.

A word to ease a troubled mind, of one whom fate has dealt unkind.

So, friend, my wish is that we may see good in all who pass our way.”

Now several more observations from some friends via e-mails:

Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear.

Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.

Ending with a Positive Thought: You know, Lord, IF You had a refrigerator; we know that You would have our picture on it. And IF You had a wallet; our photo would be in it. We thank You for flowers every spring, and a sunrise every morning. And when we want to talk, You are there to listen. Matthew 12:35: “A good man’s speech reveals the rich treasures within him.”

Love, Mara


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