Friday, February 23, 2007

Giving Thanks for Those Who Remind Us
By Don Iannone

I passed by a man today,
who had but one eye.
I gave thanks for my very good vision.
I passed by a man today,
who was cursing his poor dog
for not obeying him.
I let go of my need
to mold and control others.
I passed by a very old man today
who had badly lost his way.
I helped the man return to his path,
and thanked him for reminding me
that I had turned a wrong corner in my life.
I passed by a lovely little girl today,
whose beautiful face was missing a smile.
I made a funny face at her
and she burst into laughter.
Seeing her laugh made me laugh out loud.
I passed by a woman today
who complimented me on my tie.
I thanked her, and when I got home,
I thanked my wife for buying the tie for me.
In all, there is a lesson for us to learn.
Give thanks for those who remind us.

5 comments:

Dan said...

Excellente, Senor Don!
Gracias!

Rob said...

Only the other day my friend said, "We are all reflections of one another."
I thank both you and her for such wisdom.

Pat Paulk said...

Good one Don!!

iamnasra said...

I passed by a man today,
who had but one eye.
I gave thanks for my very good vision.
I passed by a man today,
who was cursing his poor dog
for not obeying him.
I let go of my need
to mold and control others.
I passed by a very old man today
who had badly lost his way.
I helped the man return to his path,
and thanked him for reminding me
that I had turned a wrong corner in my life.
I passed by a lovely little girl today,
whose beautiful face was missing a smile.
I made a funny face at her
and she burst into laughter.
Seeing her laugh made me laugh out loud.
I passed by a woman today
who complimented me on my tie.
I thanked her, and when I got home,
I thanked my wife for buying the tie for me.
In all, there is a lesson for us to learn.
Give thanks for those who remind us.

It was too lovely to remain without being recited

Borut said...

What a great day!:)

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