I asked God to take away my habit.

God said, no.

It is not for me to take away, but for you to give up.


I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.

God said, no.

His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.


I asked God to grant me patience.

God said, no.

Patience is a byproduct of tribulations: it isn't granted, it is learned.


I asked God to give me happiness.

God said, no.

I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.


I asked God to spare me pain.

God said, no.

Suffering draws you apart from worldly cures and brings you closer to me.


I asked God to make my spirit grow.

God said, no.

You must grow on your own! But, I will prune you to make you fruitful.


I asked God for all the things that I might enjoy life.

God said, no.

I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.


I asked God to help me love others, as much as he loves me.

God said...Ahhh, finally you have the idea.


This day is yours, don't throw it away.