Five Minute Friday…Sobering Perspective

Those days I feel overwhelmed
By the pressing, unrelenting demands of work
Come home weary and fatigued
When tempted to wonder, “How do others do it?”
Instead I look around and see
So many effected by the continuing downward spiral of our economy
Drivers and cars that used to head off to work
Now stay in the driveway each day
Lawns once green and manicured
Now have turned brown
Gardens once tended
Are now overgrown with weeds
Homes that used to show signs of life
Now stand empty for no one is home
Lord…may I have a heart of compassion
May I have a heart of gratitude for Your provisions
May I be faithful in prayer for those in need of jobs
Reach out where You lead
May I not presume upon my God
Who causes it to rain on the just and unjust alike
May I have a right perspective and attitude
Depending upon God for the strength to persevere
By Susan Wachtel
May 19, 2012
A day late…but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to participate in The GypsyMama’s Five Minute Friday.  Head on over and give it a try and be sure to read the writings of many gifted individuals while you are there. 
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