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The gift that you didn't receive

Saturday, January 02, 2016

The present that you never received

I went to the pewter shop the other day
And found a special coin which has much to say
This coin has helped many through lots of trials
As I held this treasure I started to smile,
Knowing that you also might have passed on the token
With encouraging words also spoken
To help a faint heart gain courage to choose
The right words and actions, refusing the booze.

on that small coin were the following words:
God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

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