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Today Is a Gift To Us All

The thing about today is that: It will be different than any other day Many different factors will share in the reasons That today will be completely original The people we encounter can play a huge role In the way that our day plays out We have no control over how these people may act No control over what they may say or do We can however control the way we allow it to affect us I have met and been friends with About every type of person that there is From healers to killers I have met them all Shared meals and how we feel;the pressure of it all I used to allow outside influences Like these people To play a role in how my day would go Then one day I realized that if you remove the water from the falls All that you have left is a cliff And of course a hole at the bottom All the breathtaking beauty of the waterfall is gone All because some fool decided to build a dam to divert the water The River had no choice in how its day would go It had no choice in allowing an outside force To change its course Of where it would end today We have a choice, no matter what anyone does We can stay on course and maintain the original beauty of our day As long as we always remember That this day belongs to us The only thing that can change that is God, for it is his gift to us all

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 8/15/2009 9:34:00 AM
People often ask, "Why did God allow this to happen? The truth, as you stated so well, is that God gave man the freedom of choice and we must accept responsibility for our own actions. Learning to react positively in the face of adversity is one of our greatest challenges. Nice work, MJ
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Date: 8/13/2009 8:14:00 PM
Moving poem. Love the last line. The thing I admire is that your faith shines through your writing. Readers are better for the experience. Blessings to you. Hope you are doing well. Karen
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Date: 8/11/2009 3:58:00 AM
Thank you for your welcome blog comments Michael.Rgds Brian I have done one limited edition Retrospectives on my blogs covering May 2007 thru May 2009.Thanks for your support.
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Date: 8/10/2009 8:11:00 PM
Your words ring so true with wisdom and inspirational verses Michael!! Thank you for sharing this piece of poetic truth with us here at the soup! Goes to my favs!
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Date: 8/10/2009 5:23:00 PM
I received the book..thank you brother.
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Date: 8/10/2009 1:28:00 PM
a beautiful poem of faith and truth, everyday is truly a gift from God thats why he called it the present, a powerful and uplifitng write, God bless you from diane
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Date: 8/10/2009 1:23:00 PM
Great wisdom in what you say, Michael, The school of hard knocks can teach us a lot, but how much sweeter it gets when we are at peace, with ourselves, the world and God, in God's love. Sincerely Moses
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Date: 8/10/2009 12:52:00 PM
you are an inspiration a gift from God to us--well penned and thanks God for each and every day---charma
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Date: 8/10/2009 11:28:00 AM
really beatful saving it in my favs.
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Date: 8/10/2009 10:06:00 AM
You can not speak any truer words Michael my dear friend. Thank you. Love, Carol
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Date: 8/10/2009 10:00:00 AM
This is very inspirational piece of the connections you make and how you brought it back to the ultimate builder..well done brother.
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