Thursday, April 21, 2011

What I Want And What I Need

Here are a few lines penned by Swami Vivekananda:

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

When I asked God for brains and brawn
He gave me puzzles 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 my 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.

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