I woke up this morning and knew today,
The sun would not be shining and the clouds would
be gray. As I stepped outside, rain fell upon my head.
My car wouldn't start so I walked to school instead.
I forgot all of my assignments and I failed all of my tests.
I dropped my head in disgust and asked the Lord for one request.
"Lord, why is it things won't go my way?'
"He gently replied,"Dear child it is because
you didn't thank me yesterday.
I woke you up and enabled you to see the sun again.
I gave you shelter, protected your family and
even let you make a new friend. I blessed you far
greater than I ever had before. But you were too busy
to thank me once more. You didn't feel sick because
I maintained your health. You had money in your pocket
because I maintained your wealth. You had shoes on you feet
and clothes to wear, too. You had plenty of food to eat,
and what did you do?
You ignored me and went about your tasks. But when
you wanted something you never hesitated to ask. I was
there when you needed me and this wasn't too long ago.
But when things started going your way,it was me you
did not know. As if this weren't enough, I provided your
favorite luxuries. This was something I didn't have to
do-they weren't even necessities. And when it was
time to get on your knees and show your gratitude, You
decided after such a fulfilling day, you weren't in the mood.
So I decided to give you just a little test. To show you how
it would feel to stop being blessed.
"I began to realize what the Lord was saying. And when I
got home, I fell to my knees and started praying. He said,
"My child, you have learned and you know I do forgive.
But remember this day as long as you shall live. I love filling
your life with joy, and your pain I'll alleviate it. But just a
simple thank you would show how much you appreciate it."