“I asked for strength and I got wind and rain to make me strong.
I asked for calm seas and I got storms to give me confidence.
I asked for security and I got fears to face to give me courage.
I asked to be taken care of and I got challenges to make me self-reliant.
I asked for success and I was given opportunities for significance.
I asked for wealth and I got the rewards of service.
I received nothing I wanted, but everything I needed.”
– Michael Josephson (adapted)