God Gave Me Nothing I Wanted


When I Asked God for Strength
He Gave Me Difficult Situations to Face

When I Asked God for Brain & Brown
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

Author: Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda was an atheist turned believer who later became a spiritual genius of commanding intellect and power. He was the first Hindu Sage to come to the West, where he introduced Eastern thought at the World’s Parliament of Religions. More information is available on him on Wikipedia.

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Gerald:

Words of the wise.

Great picture! Who is the artist?

March 2nd, 2008 | 2:11 pm

Princess Royal Tru Grape:

I should accept who I am and what race God gave me I want to be happy what he gave me. I just want to be myself and give respect to myself and others. I like this poem even though I have a great life I still want to accept I am already there I will have this life I got. It’s my destiny I can’t change it.

December 12th, 2008 | 6:23 pm

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