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Lord, I know not what I ought to ask of Thee

Thou only knowest what I need

Thou lovest me better than I know how to love myself.

O Father! Give to Thy child that which he himself knows not how to ask.

I dare not ask either for crosses or consolations

I simply present myself before

Thee, I open my heart to Thee.

Behold my needs which I know not myself

see and do according to Thy tender mercy

Smite, or heal,  depress me, or raise me up

I adore all Thy purposes without knowing them

I am silent; I offer myself in sacrifice

I yield myself to Thee

I would have no other desire than to accomplish Thy will

Teach me to pray

Pray Thyself in me

 

 

 

 

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I have you. A lover and a friend.

You are everything I need.

You are the sun, the air I breathe.

Without you, life wouldn’t be the same.

Please don’t ever go away.

And if you go, then don’t forget to take me with you.


– Basia

 

Father I didn’t really know you

Mother you are so very far away from me

Hopeless birthdays made me cry

My heart kept saying: It’s all right

Obviously that’s how it was meant toe

Now I know

There was a reason for it all

And I am not lonely anymore

I got my reward

That’s why I am loved

I have you

A lover and a friend

You are everything I need

You are the sun the air I breathe

Without you, life wouldn’t be the same

Please never go away

And if you go then don’t forget to take me with you

The love that I gave was used against me

Honesty seemed a foreign and old-fashioned word

Maybe I just don’t understand

’cause I’m a stranger in this land

Even friends failed to make me feel at home

Now I know

There was a reason for it all…

Jestes moja nagroda

You are my reward

 

 

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Look to this day

For it is life, the very life of life

In its brief course

Lie all the verities and realities of your existence

The bliss of growth

The glory of action

The splendor of achievement

For yesterday is but a dream,

And tomorrow is only a vision

But today, well lived, makes every yesterday

a dream of happiness,

And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

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Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life… a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year – and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,but to live by them.

~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!

 ~Henry Ward Beecher

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.

 ~H.U. Westermayer

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.

~Meister Eckhart

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.

~E.P. Powell

So once in every year we throng

Upon a day apart,

To praise the Lord with feast and song

In thankfulness of heart.

~Arthur Guiterman

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Margaret’s boyfriend Paul proposed. While happy, she was hesitant. She and her boyfriend seemed so different. They decided to take a little walk along the beach to discuss marriage and its importance. When they reached the far end of the beach and were about to begin their return journey, Margaret glanced down and noticed that their footprints had washed out to the sea. Turning to Paul she said, ” Well, if our married life is to be like this, we don’t stand much of a chance.”

Paul replied, “When things are tough for me, you will help me – and when things are tough for you, I’ll help you.”

They continued walking, until Margaret glanced down again and saw that only one set of footprints had washed out to sea. Again, Margaret suggested that their life together didn’t appear to have much of a future. This time Paul responded by gently lifting her up in his arms and carrying her along the beach. Finally, he set her down and said, “Margaret, I want to impress upon you that when life is so bad that we can’t seem to help each other, God will carry us.” Then, pointing to the single set of footprints the two of them had just created, Paul added, “If you just looked at the set of tracks we just made, you couldn’t tell that I carried you – but I did.”

Margaret found his words and the thoughts behind them very beautiful. that night she couldn’t sleep, so she got up and wrote these words:

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed You most You would leave me.”

The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

This beautiful piece, printed time and time again, has a love story all it’s own. She called the piece “Footprints” Today, “Footprints” is one of the most widely distributed inspirational pieces in existence. It can be found on plaques, cards and jewelry. Its power lies in its message – the message of the greatest love of all. And yes they did marry.

Love – is an eternal source.

– – – By Margaret Rose Powers

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Dear God,

Thank you for my health, family, wisdom ,

even the very breath i take..

thank you for my love ones and true friends,

who touch my life and give it special meaning.

Please bless them as I am blessed by their presence and care.

Give them more years to live, so they may be able to bless others.

Every morning is a song of thanksgiving, an offering of trust,

a fountain of hope  and a celebration of your amazing grace and love.  

Thank you God .

 

Amen. 

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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy,

it does not boast, it is not proud.

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,

it is not easily angered it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.

– – – 1 Corinthians 13:4

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