Thanksgiving: Seeing Your Lot in Life Through Another’s Eyes

Copyright 2015 Artisans Workshop Designs
Copyright 2015 Artisans Workshop Designs

 

The following poem is a good reminder to be grateful for who we are and the life we’re living.

 

The Other Fellow        

 

Whose luck is better far than ours?

             The other fellow’s.

         Whose road seems always lined with flowers?

             The other fellow’s.

         Who is the man who seems to get

         Most joy in life, with least regret,

         Who always seems to win his bet?

             The other fellow.

 

         Who fills the place we think we’d like?

             The other fellow.

         Whom does good fortune always strike?

             The other fellow.

         Whom do we envy, day by day?

         Who has more time than we to play?

        Who is it, when we mourn, seems gay?

             The other fellow.

 

         Who seems to miss the thorns we find?

             The other fellow.

         Who seems to leave us all behind?

             The other fellow.

         Who never seems to feel the woe,

         The anguish and the pain we know?

         Who gets the best seats at the show?

             The other fellow.

 

         And yet, my friend, who envies you?

             The other fellow.

         Who thinks he gathers only rue?

             The other fellow.

         Who sighs because he thinks that he

         Would infinitely happier he,

         If he could be like you or me?

             The other fellow. 

~Edgar A. Guest

This is a gentle reminder that each one of us is best suited to live the life we’ve been given.

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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