Happy Thanksgiving 2012

I received this poem from my friend Nancy and I feel it’s perfect to pass on and wish all my friends a Happy Thanksgiving!

 Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman
 And wished I were as beautiful.
 When suddenly she rose to leave,
 I saw her hobble down the aisle.
 She had one leg and wore a crutch.
 But as she passed, she passed a smile.
 Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
 I have two legs; the world is mine.

 I stopped to buy some candy.
 The lad who sold it had such charm.
 I talked with him, he seemed so glad.
 If I were late, it'd do no harm.
 And as I left, he said to me,
 "I thank you,
 you've been so kind.
 It's nice to talk with folks like you.
 You see," he said, "I'm blind."
 Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
 I have two eyes; the world is mine.

 Later while walking down the street,
 I saw a child I knew.
 He stood and watched the others play,
 but he did not know what to do.
 I stopped a moment and then I said,
 "Why don't you join them dear?"
 He looked ahead without a word.
 I forgot, he couldn't 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's glow.
 With ears to hear what I'd know.
 Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
 I've been blessed indeed, the world is mine.

About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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