This poem is a wonderful reminder to be thankful. We all get caught up in the train of thought, If I could only change my life in some way, I would be happy. We all have different things we would change. Ourselves, our job, our church, our marriage, our home, our neighborhood, our car, the weather, etc… True happiness and peace comes from the Lord. This poem is about how we all struggle with being content with what God has given us. We always want something different. If we are not careful we will miss out on realizing the gift of life that lays out before us, our life, our blessings. Not always wanting something else. Think about it and ask God to help you be content and see how much you have.
It was spring, but it was summer I wanted,
Those warm days of the great outdoors.
Then it was summer and it was fall I wanted
The colorful leaves and the cool dry air.
It was fall and it was winter I wanted.
The beautiful snow and the holiday season.
And then it was winter and it was spring I wanted.
The warmth and blossoming of nature.
I was a child but it was adulthood I wanted, the freedom and the respect.
I was 20 but it was 30 I wanted. To be mature and sophisticated.
And I was middle aged but it was 20 I wanted, the youth and the free spirit.
I was retired but it was middle aged I wanted.
That presence of mind without limitations.
My life was over and I never got what I wanted.
“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” Philippians 4:12