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Give Me A Grateful Heart (author unknown)

I discovered this poem many years ago.  It's one of my favorites.  Author is unknown.

Give me a grateful heart Lord,
For each small favor granted,
As years unfold may I behold,
Life still through eyes enchanted.

Let me find beauty in all things,
Not too blind to see,
The goodness in my fellowman,
That he would find in me.

Grant my ears remain attuned,
To hear the smallest sigh,
And may I lend a gentle touch,
To those less sure than I.

Let me remember lessons learned,
To profit from the past,
And may I build a bridge of dreams,
That shall forever last.

Let me rejoice in simple things,
I need no wealth to buy,
The scent of pine upon the wind,
A burnished copper sky.

Scarlet roses on the fence,
Sunrise through the trees -
Oh, Grant that I may not outgrow
Affinity for these!

Give me a grateful heart, Lord;
Let me be satisfied,
When days are less than sunny,
And plans lie at low tide.

Life is an adventure,
That will lead to who knows where,
So, give me a grateful heart, Lord,
That I may always care.

 Author Unknown

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