10/22/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

Daily Dose of Inspiration

When I asked God for strength,
He gave me difficult situations to face.

When I asked God for brain and brawn,
He gave me puzzles in life to solve.

When I asked God for happiness,
He showed me some unhappy people.

When I asked God for wealth,
He showed me how to work hard.

When I asked God for favors,
He showed me opportunities to work hard.

When I asked God for peace,
He showed me how to help others.

God gave me nothing I wanted,
He gave me everything I needed.

~ Swami Vivekananda

As parents, are we not responsible for teaching our children and helping them develop the characteristics they’ll need to grow into independent adults, able to contribute to society in their own unique way? And what if, my friend, He can only do for you what He can do through you? You wouldn’t want to be an obstacle to that progress now, would you?

Living, learning, growing, and evolving never stops. Sometimes to get from where you are now to where you want to be will require some new skills, some new perspectives, a more evolved you. Whether we see it as it’s unfolding or not, we can trust that everything serves a purpose.

Patience and faith, my friend. Hindsight is 20/20.