Just wanted to share this.
Asking for Things
I asked for health
that I might do greater things,
I was given infirmity,
that I might do better things...
I asked for riches
that I might be happy,
I was given poverty
that I might be wise...
I asked for power
that I might have the praise of men,
I was given weakness
that I might feel the need of God...
I asked for all things
that I might enjoy life,
I was given life
that I might enjoy all things...
I got nothing that I asked for –
but everything that I hoped for
almost despite myself,
my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among all men,
most richly blessed.