I asked for EASE
and I got hardships that taught me ENDURANCE.
I asked for CONFIDENCE
and I got hazards that made me COURAGEOUS.
I asked for POWER
and I got frustrations and failures that taught me PERSEVERANCE.
I asked to be LOVED
and I discovered serving others made me LOVING.
I asked for FUN
and I got family and friends that gave me FULFILLMENT.
I asked for SUCCESS
and I got opportunities to make me SELF-RELIANT.
I asked for WEALTH
and I got a moral conscience that made me WORTHY.
I got nothing I asked for, but everything I needed.
– Michael Josephson