Our attitude toward life brings blessings or discouragement to those around us. May yours be the attitude of gratitude.
Open my eyes Lord to see.
For as long as I can see…
I choose to behold the mighty mountain’s crest,
the stalwart evergreen, the innocent face of a child.
I will watch the galaxy’s children in their ordained course across the sky.
I will observe nature’s obedience to the voice of God.
…And I will grow.
Open I ears Lord to hear.
For as long as I can hear…
I choose the contented harmonies of joyful exaltation
as each bird greets the day’s new beginning.
I strain to catch the strumming of poplar leaves
as the wind moves and undulates its way unseen.
And in the twilight, I shan’t miss the cricket’s call to rest.
…And I will sleep.
Make me sensitive oh Lord, to the touch of your creation.
For as long as I can touch…
I will choose to hold the hand of a friend in times of grief and sorrow,
snuggle with a newborn pup, and pick a clover with four leaves.
I’ll seek the cooling of river water rushing over me on a hot day,
and stand in the pouring rain without an umbrella.
I’ll feel crisp, clean sheets, and the warmth of a winter coat.
…For I am blessed.
For all these and many more wonders of God’s choosing, I will be most grateful.