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Be grateful for good health

Next time you go out in the pouring rain
Be grateful that you can see its beauty
It's selfish of you to ever complain
The blind will never see what you can see.

When you hear thunder that roars in the sky
There are some that will never hear its sound
They will never hear their baby's first cry
Or sounds of nature that are all around.

A walk in the woods or along a beach
Enjoyable things that we all can do
For many these things are out of their reach 
They cannot walk or move like me and you.

They get on with life and never complain
Tell me how we can ever gripe again ?.


Written on 1st October 2018.

( I applaud people with disabilities who make the best of what they have.
But I have no time for the ungrateful able bodied who like to moan about the slightest thing, they don't know how lucky they are.)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/18/2019 11:11:00 AM
Good Day, Tom. There are many with handicaps who can accomplish more than the able-bodied. Some of our fellow humans who are quite able have souks that are disabled. May we all appreciate and love each other, above all else. Thank you for the poem.
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Date: 1/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
Thank you Panagiota, respect for all mankind is important disabled or not, you're right though , the world needs more love and understanding and accepting others who may be different. Regards. Tom.
Date: 10/9/2018 5:58:00 PM
Hello Tom, the people with handicaps live their lives the best they can.They can do things in different ways. People who put these people down are cruel. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 10/9/2018 10:20:00 PM
Thank you Darlene, they are an inspiration to us and we shouldn't take it for granted, we never know what's over th horizon, yes there are cruel people in this world. Tom.
Date: 10/3/2018 11:05:00 PM
Thank you for the reminder, Tom. It's always timely, 24/7. Whenever I get discouraged with the limitations I (now) have, I think of the poor souls in nursing homes in the Chicago area and realize that---I have ZERO problems. Thank you again. Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 10/4/2018 4:59:00 AM
Thank you Gershon, I know we do tend to forget at times and it's not till you see others less fortunate that you realise maybe things aren't so bad after all. Tom
Date: 10/3/2018 2:38:00 PM
Beautifully put, Tom. I truly am grateful, for the Lord is good. We can never buy good health and when we have our health there is so, much to be thankful for.
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Date: 10/3/2018 4:18:00 PM
Thank you Christian, you're right, good health is priceless and we should be grateful, sadly many are not. Tom
Date: 10/2/2018 10:04:00 PM
I'm with you on that one Tom. Fabulously expressed my friend :) xomo!
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Date: 10/2/2018 10:10:00 PM
Thank you very much Maureen, some people need a boot up the backside sometimes to remind them they have nothing to gripe about. Tom
Date: 10/2/2018 8:45:00 PM
Well said, Tom, we must always give thanks for our blessings. John
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Date: 10/2/2018 10:01:00 PM
Thank you John, I know we're only human and we forget sometimes but thinking of those worse off brings us to our senses.. Tom
Date: 10/2/2018 1:21:00 PM
You're right, Tom. There will always be others that are worse off than we are. A griping, grumbling spirit will get us nowhere, especially with God. If we really stop and think about it, we all have so much for which to be thankful.
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Date: 10/2/2018 1:31:00 PM
Thanks Carol, I agree with you, another thing I cant stand to see food wasted when I think of people starving in the world. Tom
Date: 10/2/2018 7:57:00 AM
Another thought; We all go through things and yet there is always someone who has it much worse.
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Date: 10/2/2018 8:01:00 AM
Thank you Heidi, I fully agree with you. Tom
Date: 10/2/2018 5:15:00 AM
How true my friend, Tom! We ought to thank God with each of our breath we take! I for one do it all the time! Wonderful message my friend!
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Date: 10/2/2018 6:33:00 AM
Thank you Demetrios and it costs nothing to show gratitude. Tom
Date: 10/2/2018 12:50:00 AM
Very true Tom. Yes we all have our crosses to bear yet most of the things we moan about are so small really. Nicely sonneted!
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Date: 10/2/2018 12:59:00 AM
Thanks Nina, when I look around sometimes I realise I have nothing to moan about.There are many worse off than me. Tom.
Date: 10/1/2018 9:35:00 PM
Those who have all their senses and their health should be so grateful. I have had some experience with being wheelchair bound and was losing my vision. My exhusband was deaf. We are grateful for our health as some have it so much worse. Your poem is wise and well written Tom. : )
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Date: 10/1/2018 11:43:00 PM
Thank you Connie, yet there are many who take it for granted and show no gratitude and are content to moan about everything.I know as we get older our senses become less than they used to be but that is a fact of life. Tom
Date: 10/1/2018 6:07:00 PM
Great points Tom. An important, well written poem :)
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Date: 10/1/2018 7:56:00 PM
Thanks Heidi, we do tend to forget sometimes how lucky we are to be able to do certain things when others never even get the chance. Tom
Date: 10/1/2018 6:03:00 PM
So true great poem Tom
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Date: 10/1/2018 7:53:00 PM
Thank you Timothy.I've had to remind myself a few times to get on with it. Tom
Date: 10/1/2018 5:52:00 PM
Amen
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Date: 10/1/2018 7:52:00 PM
Thanks for reading Tersab Tom
Date: 10/1/2018 4:55:00 PM
so true and very well said ..I am resolved to face winter without complaint! :)
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Date: 10/1/2018 7:52:00 PM
Thanks Taai, I know we mutter under our breath sometimes with lifes little problems but our concerns diminish when we see others getting on with it. Tom
Date: 10/1/2018 3:36:00 PM
I applaud your poem Tom..you are so on the mark with this theme. Words of genuine insight..words of wisdom effectively communicated!
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Date: 10/1/2018 7:49:00 PM
Thank you Vijay, we're only human I know but I do try and keep moans to myself as many would trade places with me and put up with a bit of discomfort. Tom
Date: 10/1/2018 3:10:00 PM
Bravo, Tom. Indeed these are the many gifts we take for granted.
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Date: 10/1/2018 3:27:00 PM
Thank you Line, when you see others struggling it does make you feel grateful for your health. Tom