Thanks… for the opportunities to cultivate
patience, tolerance, and hope.
Thanks… for the failures I have stomached –
they have taught me humility,
the obligation to never sleep on my laurels,
and the necessity to understand the failures of other people
who, just like me, at times do need a helping hand.
for multiple discoveries of reality and truth.
for good things I’ve grasped and bad things I’ve dodged,
for solutions I’ve found and talents I’ve grown,
for victories I’ve earned and beautiful days I’ve lived.
for the parents who loved me and the friends I’ve met,
the teachers who taught me and the books I’ve read,
the journeys I’ve made and the meals I’ve had.
for the sceneries I’ve admired and the sun I’ve watched,
the flowers I’ve gazed at and the air I’ve breathed.
for the growing awareness
that God is tending me despite my mistakes,
protecting me despite my weaknesses,
loving me despite my flaws,
and finding solutions for me despite my stubbornness.