Thankful

Hello! Welcome to my blog; I’m glad to have you here. I hope you enjoy this poem and hopefully, other posts. Don’t forget to like, leave a comment and share with others if you enjoy it. Cheers!    

Sickness and tears; joy and laughter; sorrow and health
Quietly line your streets as the days slip away
From the ones who purse their lips in endless pursuit
Of nothingness – the things we all boast about

Who made the rule about what we must become?
Man is born for trouble from cradle to the grave
But his days are full of joy if he is careful to observe
The blessings he receives for every day that he lives

So, pause and reflect on what comes your way today
“Count your many blessings, name them one by one”
It will amaze you to find that there is more to laugh about
Than you ever knew about in this fleeting life of ours

Toyin Taiwo, June 2020

Author: thetoyintaiwo

My name is Oluwatoyin J. Taiwo – a Christian, an Engineer, and a Writer. I enjoy reading, travelling and watching football + lawn tennis. I love working with young people, especially teenagers. I believe that people are shaped by the words they hear or read, and our most important decisions are those we make in the first three decades of life.

5 thoughts on “Thankful”

  1. Deep and true words. Life is fleeting and full of experiences, it’s easy to lose sight of the many blessings and joy around us. Truly, if we’re careful to observe there are always things to be thankful for. God is faithful.

    Love this poem. Thank you for it.

Leave a Reply to thetoyintaiwo Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s