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Annie's Mailbox: A Favorite Essay

Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar on

Dear Readers: Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you are fortunate enough to be spending the holiday with family and friends. And an extra shout-out to those readers who are spending the day volunteering at shelters and soup kitchens. Bless you for your kind hearts and generosity of spirit.

Here is one of Ann Landers' favorite essays, which we feel is quite appropriate for Thanksgiving:

I Asked God (author unknown)

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.

I was made weak, that I might learn to obey.

I asked for health, that I might do greater things.

 

I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.

I asked for riches, that I might be happy.

I was given poverty, that I might be wise.

I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men.

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