Prayer of Gratitude for a Mixed Blessing

Dear Maker of Meaning:

Thank you for knowing me so well.
Your gift to me comes with good counsel.

i could not have swallowed my pride
but for this mixed blessing.

It reminds me that i am
loved by you,
neither more nor less
than every snowflake that falls,

And that my brief descent
is but a dance that celebrates
its own frailty
and makes its own brief imprint
on the pavement of the Eternal.

i will meditate on You.

i will see the humility of the mixed blessing
as the greatest of Your many gifts to me,
and i will remember to thank you no less
for what you have taken from me
than for all you have bestowed.

--Mr. Gobley


amba said...


Not Anna said...

Thank you for making me think a new thought--or reconsider an old idea in a new way---once again.

I'll be back.

Mr. Gobley said...

amba and not anna:

Thanks -- and you are always welcome.

Christine Wang said...

thanks for this beautiful post.