Don't Whine

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Today, upon a bus, I saw a lovely girl with golden hair,
Envied her, she seemed so gay, and wished I were so fair.
When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle;
She had one leg, and wore a crutch; and as she passed -- a smile.

Oh God, forgive me when I whine
I have two legs. The world is mine.
And then I stopped to buy some sweets.
The lad who sold them had such charm,
I talked with him -- he seemed so glad -- if I were late 'twould do no harm

And as I left he said to me: "I thank you. You have 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, walking down the street, I saw a child with eyes of blue,
He stood and watched the others play, it seemed he knew not what to do.
I stopped a moment, then I said: "Why don't you
join the others, dear?"
He looked ahead without a word, and then I knew
-- he could not hear.
Oh God, forgive me when I whine
I have two ears. The world is mine.

With legs to take me where I'd go --
With eyes to see the sunset's glow --
With ears to hear what I would know --
Oh God, forgive me when I whine
I'm blessed indeed. The world is mine.
RUBBER CITY PRINTERY, INC.

When you feel down and depressed and think God has given you too many troubles. Why not try to think about the things you do have. Just this one little idea can turn your whole outlook on life for the better.