The Trick is Wanting What You Have

The Trick is Wanting What You Have


I was struck by reading the following today, written by a fourteen year old, and quoted in a message by Charles Swindoll of the Northwest Bible Church in Dallas, Texas:

“It was spring but it was summer that I wanted;
the warm days and the great outdoors.
It was summer but it was fall I wanted;
the colorful leaves and the cool dry air.
It was fall but it was winter I wanted;
the beautiful snow and the joy of the holiday season.
It was now winter but it was spring I wanted;
the warmth and the blossoming of nature.
I was a child but it was adulthood I wanted;
the freedom and the respect.
I was twenty but it was thirty I wanted;
to be mature and sophisticated.
I was middle-aged but it was twenty I wanted;
the youth and the free spirit.
I was retired but it was middle-age I wanted;
the presence of mind without limitations.
My life was over but I never got what I wanted.”

May we all want what we have right now!


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