“Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts
by their covering, cast them away as ugly or heavy,
or hard. Remove the covering, and you will find
beneath it a living splendor, woven of love, by
wisdom, with power.
Welcome it, grasp it, and you touch the angel’s
hand that brings it to you. Everything we call a
trial, a sorrow or a duty, believe me, that angel’s
hand is there; the gift is there,
and the wonder of an overshadowing presence.
Our joys too: be not content with them as joys.
They too conceal diviner gifts.
And so, at this time, I greet you.
Not quite as the world sends greetings, but with
profound esteem and with the prayer that for you
now and forever, the day breaks, and the shadows
– Fra Giovanni, A.D. 1513
I gave you guys my word that I would post a gratitude poem, so here is one that really stood out to me today. Tell me how you feel about it.
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