I woke up this morning and knew that
the sun would not be shining and the clouds would be
As I stepped outside, rain fell upon my head.
wouldn't start so I walked to school
I forgot all of my assignments, I failed all of
I dropped my head in disgust and asked the Lord for one
Lord, why is it that things won't go my way?
gently replied, "Dear child it is because you didn't thank me
I woke you up and enabled you to see the sun
I gave you shelter, protected your family, and even let
you make a new friend.
I blessed you far greater than I ever had
But you were too busy to thank me once
You didn't feel sick because I maintained your
You had money in your pocket because I maintained your
You had shoes on you feet and clothes to wear,
You had plenty of food to eat, and what did you
You ignored me and went about your tasks.
when you wanted something you never hesitated to ask.
I was there
when you needed me, and that wasn't too long ago.
But when things
started going your way, it was me you did not
As if that weren't enough, I provided your
This was something I didn't have to do-they
weren't even necessities.
And when it was time to get on your
knees and show your gratitude,
You decided that after such a
fulfilling day, you weren't in the mood.
So I decided to give you just a little
To show you how it would feel to stop being blessed."
began to realize what the Lord was saying.
And when I got home, I
fell to my knees and started praying.
He said, "My child, you have learned and you know
I do forgive.
But remember to remember this day as long as you
I love filling your life with joy, and your pain I'll
But just a simple thank you would show how much you
~Author Known To God