by Jeanette Cooper
Saturday, January 26, 2008
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To complain is to invite misery; to give thanks is to invite joy.
Dear Lord, thank You for this day
For the blessed sleep last night
That boosts my strength and energy
Making morning a pleasurable awakening
Extending from dawn to early light—and beyond.
I praise You for extending my good health
Helping me nourish it these many years
For the sunshine now and again in my life
For the love of family and friends
And Your generosity that keeps away my tears.
You have taught me to measure time
Not by the clock, days, weeks, months, or years,
But by the abundant joy You deliver to me
In the simple activities of my life,
And the daily challenges You dare me to tackle.
You have made me see and understand
There is a huge life-support reservoir inside me
That fills and empties continually,
Forcing me to employ my will and energies
Through diligently striving to refill it again and again.
Your love has given me daily strength
Derived from positive mental thought
Keeping me seeking for betterment of life
Through setting goals—no matter how simple—
That immerse me in continued exuberance of life.
I must equate myself as a fruit-giving tree
That I must water, feed, and tend with care
Keeping it healthy, strong, and proud
So that I might live out the full years of my life
With grace, dignity, pride, fulfillment and forbearing.
For this majestic temple called my body
That You created just for me, I thank You, God,
And I thank You for the universal spirit
That keeps me strong, well, and alive.
Thank You, God.
© 2008 Jeanette Cooper
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|Reviewed by John Domino
|God Blessed you with the gift of poetic expression. Well done Jeanette!|
|Reviewed by JMS Bell
|A POWERFUL PRAYER OF FAITH AND UNDERSTANDING OF ALMIGHTY GOD'S WILL FOR OUR LIVES. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|A beautiful prayer from you to wake up to this morning. You made my day. The words were so true and comforting to me and I needed this and a better person it should make me. you are a great writer and talented and well liked and a good friend to me. Sweet afternoon to you too.|
|Reviewed by Richard Orey
|What a great prayer of thanksgiving, Jeanette!
Reading it but once, I knew I had to have a printout of this as a helpful reminder. You see, when I pray, I pray from my heart. But my heart needs help from my mind. And my mind needs help from wonderful writers such as you.
Yes, I know that God knows what's in my heart before I put it into words. But expressing myself to God in words brings me closer to His presence and makes me feel more complete so that truly I may say, "I am with You and You are with me. It is as it should be."
With love and respect,
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Thank you for sharing this prayerful offering, Jeanette. Love and blessings to you,
|Reviewed by Emile Tubiana
|Dear Jeanette, God blessed me today by having discovered you. Last I read such a beautiful prayer was the psalms of King David. May I add: "May God bless you and bless all those who read you." Amen! Emile|
|Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury
|An uplifting poem that reminds me that health and joy are the abundant
love given to us from God Above.
|Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner
|A very nice write and praise to the one above.|
|Reviewed by Barbara Smith
|Jeanette, it's so good to see you back on the site again, I've wondered many times about you and hoped all was okay with you. This poem is such a beautiful prayer of God's rewards to you. This filled my cup to the brim with thankfulness and for God's love. Thanks for sharing.|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I've been wondering about you; I've misse dyou! Welcome back; a most beautiful prayer! Very well penned; brava!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
Each fleeting moment is a gift to treasure. Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Very nicely done, Jeannette . . Actually it is more than "nicely" done, it is inspiring . . . Thank you . . .|
|Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
|Beautifully written my friend, penned from the heart. I needed this poem this morning as I was feeling a bit down due to a situation that is beyond my control. This is an uplifting and wise poem that offers pearls of wisdom. Well done enjoyed this much!
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|Jeanette, this is absolutely beautifully inspiring..You have found an inner peace and joy that so few of us achieve in this lifetime..Keep on writing your inner beauty shines...
Peace, love, and light,
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Fantastic writing poet. This an an absolutely wonderful prayer Jeanette. You have done our Lord a great honor with this offering to Him. God bless you. You make me proud to be your brother in Christ.|
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
|A Paean of gratitude; a sublime song to life, and a magnificent composition under the sounds of wisdom.
I salute You, Poet.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Welcome home, oh, how I've missed YOU!! Beautifully penned reminder to count our blessings, what we DO have. Well done!!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.