Monday, November 17, 2008

INSTEAD

INSTEAD of fretting over those things you
cannot control resolve to accept that which is--
let tranquility be your goal.

INSTEAD of feeling sorry when a close
relationship ends go out and revel in the true
joy of being among your friends.

INSTEAD of feeling that in life's chain you are
just another link--
Realize that your future is unbounded for you
have the ability .... to think.

INSTEAD of always griping about that which
you have not --
Why not say a prayer each day to God for
what you've got.
~~Paul F. Malinowski

4 comments:

Tattycat said...

What a beautiful picture and words to live by!

Madeline's Album said...

Thank you, and I agree with you Laura.

farmlady said...

So true Madeline, there seems to be a lot of whinning going on these days. People are waiting for someone else to do something for them when they need to look at themselves first.

Peek-A-Boo Street said...

Oh what a lovely prayer.