"I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, "No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations;
it isn't granted, it is learned.
"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 asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said, "Ahhhh, finally you have the idea."
May God Bless You.
"May the Lord Bless you and keep you,May the Lord Make his face shine upon you,
and give you Peace...Forever"