Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Grains of Sand in Your Life
By Don Iannone

How far you’ve come in your life.
Bet you’d never have guessed
the amazing things you’d do,
given where you came from
and how you started out.
It seemed like so many things
were working against you,
when you struggled with your first grade reading,
and when you finished next to last
in fifth grade basketball try-outs.
Remember when you were six,
and how you cried that hot summer night
because you were too frightened
to sleep out in the back yard?
Now just look at you,
and the amazing person you’ve become.
Like the irritating grain of sand in the oyster’s shell
that helps give rise to a beautiful pearl,
your struggles make you who you are.
Give thanks for the grains of sand in your life
and the growth they spark.

10 comments:

Angela said...

Choked me up a bit. Thanks, Don.

Don Iannone said...

Angela...glad you like it. Thank you. In a way, this is true for all of us in one way or another.

samuru999 said...

Beautiful!
Giving thanks for all the grains of sands in my life!

Here and Now said...

Truely Inspiring!
Thanks Don.

Homo Escapeons said...

Nice!
I would like more Pearl and less Sand!

Stacey said...

Beautiful.

serenity said...

Don,
"Like the irritating grain of sand in the oyster’s shell that helps give rise to a beautiful pearl, your struggles make you who you are. Give thanks for the grains of sand in your life
and the growth they spark."

Pure magic. What an inspiration. Words to remember. Thank you, bless you, for them.

gautami tripathy said...

You write thinking poems....

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Margie, Gautami, Serenity, Stacey, Homo Escapeons, and Here and Now...to all, I am grateful.

dumbdodi said...

Thanks Don Like everyone here my favourite too was 'Giving thanks for all the grains of sands in my life!'

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