Friday, December 12, 2008

Your Gifts

Nothing happens by accident......

If one day you wake up
you would find on your bed
a beautifully wrapped gift
with delicate bows.
You would open it
before even washing your face,
curious about what is inside.

Maybe what you find is
something you do not like very much,
then you would put away the box
wondering what to do with the present.

But, if the next day
you find another present,
you would open it also and,
if this time you find something
inside that you really like.

A memory from someone
that is far away,
a piece of beautiful clothing
you saw in a shop window,
the keys to a new car,
a beautiful winter coat,
or just a beautiful flower
from somebody that remembered you.

This happens every day,
but we do not realize it.
Every day when we wake up,
it is there, before us,
a present sent to us by God.
A whole day to use
in the best possible way.

Sometimes it comes with problems,
issues that we do not seem
to be able to solve.
Sometimes it comes with sadness,
deception, even tears.

But other times it comes
full of surprises, happiness,
success and achievements.

What is important is that
every day we receive a present,
wrapped especially for us
while we sleep.
We are presented yet another box
complete with colored bows.

No matter what the day brings,
every morning that we wake up

The present that life gives us.
It is not always what we wish
or what we hope for.
It will be the best for us,
what we need most,
what we have to learn,
what we need to grow.

Open your PRESENT every day,
giving thanks first to the Creator
who gave it to you,
without thinking what is inside the box.
If today you do not receive
the present you wanted,
wait for the next one
and appreciate what you received today.

Open your present with love and enthusiasm,
because one day your dreams
and the life plan for you
will come inside the box,
beautifully wrapped just for you.

Life does not care about what we want,
just about what we need.

And that is good!

May you have a day full of blessings, in which you can feel the loving presence of your Creator, and may the present of every day bring you peace, spiritual growth, and enlightment of all we still have to learn about and the plan life has for us, every day.....


The Old Man and His Dog said...

So today this is my present!

Lib said...

Hi Jo,
Another BEAUTIFUL Post!

Mary said...

Just lovely, Jo. I enjoyed reading this and thanks for reminding us to count our blessings.


farmlady said...

Thank you Jo,
You and your Blog are a new special gift this year.

Hope said...

Hi Jo,
Such a beautiful post to welcome me back!! Yes, it's really me. I'm so out of the loop but I'm here and trying to catch up so come see me!

Love and Hugs,

PEA said...

Oh, Jo, that is such a beautiful and heartfelt post. Every morning we wake up is indeed a present that we should be thankful for, no matter what the day brings us!! xoxo