Widen My Vision

God open my eyes
so I may see
And feel Your presence
close to me.
Give me strength
for my stumbling feet
As I battle the crowd
on life's busy street,
And widen the vision
of my unseeing eyes
So in passing faces
I'll recognize
Not just a stranger,
unloved and unknown,
But a friend with a heart
that is much like my own.
Give me perception
to make me aware
That scattered profusely
on life's thoroughfare
Are the best Gifts of God
that we daily pass by
As we look at the world
with an unseeing eye.
Helen Steiner Rice

I am inspired today to share this poem. It is from a lovely little book of poems by Helen Steiner Rice. I found it when we were cleaning out my Mom's home. My Mom is now in a wonderful assisted living home, and we finally sold her house. It is sad but at the same time I feel blessed. She has 24 hour care and finances are taken care of. Some of God's best gifts are ones we take for granted. I love this little book and am so happy I stumbled upon it. Sometimes I am a little uneasy talking about personal things like these, but hopefully this little poem will touch others like it has me.

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