I asked God to take away my pain and sorrows.
God said, “No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, “No. His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.”
I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, “No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn’t granted, it is learnt.”
I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, “No. I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you.”
I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, “No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to Me.”
I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, “No. You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.”
I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, “No. I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.”
I ask God to help me love others, as much as He loves me.
God said, “…Ah-ha, finally you have the idea.”
Present moments are precious don’t waste it.