Are You Grateful Every Day?
July 23, 2010
I Was Never Promised
I know as I sit here, I was never promised an easy life.
I was never promised happiness or comfortability.
I was never promised a roof over my head or food to eat on a daily basis.
I was never promised that my family or I would be healthy and I was never promised that I would develop friendships that I hold dearly.
I was never promised that today would be free and that I would have to exchange a day of my life for it.
I was never promised that I will make a better tomorrow and with the utmost humility, make a difference in many people's lives.
I was never promised clothing to wear on a daily basis and a washing machine and dryer to clean and dry them.
I was never promised a direction in life and I certainly was not afforded a road map to get to where I belong.
I was never promised the luxury of an automobile or the money to put gas in it.
I was never promised that I would live in a modest home and fill it with the essentials to make a house, a home.
I was never promised, but I do promise, to never take for granted the things that have been so graciously given to me in my life...
I will give thanks on a daily basis for everything and everyone I touch and that touches me.
I, as I sit here writing this to you, I know in a blink of an eye, that all of these things that I have can be gone.
Gratitude, Gratitude, Gratitude...
--- Copyright© 2010 Rich Barnes
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