Wished My Life Was Different

Wished My Life Was Different

I wished my life was different – I was different too.
I said to me: So many better ways I’d think and feel and do.
All that stings in life – whipped me black and blue.

 I eyed myself with gloom;
Yet in time, I grew to be okay with me!
If things were really different, and I was different too;
Then me, the really me – I wouldn’t be – the person I do see.
If past and present – life was different, I’d be a different me!
I’m okay today with me, even though I wish some things.
Yet, what I’ve thought and felt and did, has made me – me!

Maybe wished more healthy –  yet, I share the hurt with sick.
Maybe wished the smarter – yet, smart enough to make life richer.
Maybe wished more wealthy – yet, have enough to other’s bless.
Maybe wished more sure – yet, enough in as much as God secures.
Maybe wished more liked – but loved by God – I love Him more and more!
Maybe wished more trendy – yet, a simple look enough to be.
Maybe not a looker – yet, good enough for me.
Maybe wished more hopeful –  yet, faith sees future bright.
Maybe wished to be more fearless – yet, strength of God stands up to life!
Today no gloom from me  – the better person I emerged – matured to be.
Thank you God for all You’ve done, to help me be a  better me!

Joseph C. Hutchison

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