Friday, September 11, 2009

The Most Helpful Question to Ask Yourself

Wake up in the morning — look at the clock;
Yes, it is a new day!
Scan the calendar’s list of Things To Do,
And then what will you say?

“What can I learn from this?”

Whether the day brings
Simple salutations
or unacceptable aggravations,
Nagging necessities
or pertinent possibilities,
Maybe glad tidings of great joy
or some puzzle that may annoy,
Unexpected complications,
or endearing inspirations,

Ask yourself this question
Whenever you can,
“What can I learn from THIS?”
It’s a most helpful plan.

You are quite a capable thinker
And you know quite a lot;
Thank God for each one of your blessings
And everything you’ve got.

Face your day with confidence
And try not to complain;
To benefit from each situation,
Ask yourself the question again.

“What can I learn from THIS?”

By Elaine Hardt ©2009