October 3, 2009

In Everyday, a Lesson

If it weren't for the lessons
That I learn in every day
What would be the point
In rising?

Who am I
To think
That there is nothing more to be learned?

Or that somehow I'm entitled

To rest on my laurels?

Surely I can build
upon what I've already learned
To be something more
than what I was yesterday

But if I wake
And stop trying
To discover something new

I am shortchanging myself
and more importantly

Today I Pray…

...that I keep my eyes and ears open
To the lessons of the day

...that my mind stays open
To better understand someone
Who is misunderstood

That I don't rush to judge
But seek to understand

That I keep reaching
Keep striving
Keep learning
Keep living

And do not rest each day
Until I've learned something new
…However great or small


Anonymous said...

An absolute beautiful prayer.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Your beautiful and important prayer, has just become my prayer too. I want to keep learning, to keep growing and to realize the importance of not resting on my laurels. Do you now write for Dayspring cards? If you don't, you should.

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