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Blessings in Disguise

by Monica M. Paul

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There are moments when we wonder,
is it something that we’ve done,
Is it something that we didn’t do that
made us be the one?

So many burning questions rushing
through a silent mind,
So many countless seconds ticking
down the hands of time.

Yet through this open portal, where
we view with wiser eyes,
We see the greater meaning;
it’s a blessing in disguise!

There are things that we’ve forgotten
as we went along our way,
Things like simple acts of kindness
and to pray out loud each day.

There are things that we avoided,
brand new lessons we must learn,
How to truly feel grateful for the
kindnesses returned.

There’s a compass that reminds us
that the heart is truly home,
And the simple truth that guides us
is that no one fights alone.

For me, I am so thankful for the
help that came my way,
And send out my warmest blessings
for them each and every day.

I am happy to be cared for
by a team that is so prized,
It is not a tragic moment;
it’s a blessing in disguise!

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Monica Paul is an advanced breast cancer survivor living in Memphis, TN.

This article was published in Coping® with Cancer magazine, November/December 2013.