This isn't new & it certainly isn't original with me, but I believe it bears repeating: I asked God for strength that I might achieve. He made me weak that I might learn humbly to obey. I asked Him for health that I might do greater things. He gave me infirmity that I might do better things. I asked Him for riches that I might be happy. He gave me poverty that I might be wise. I asked Him for power that I might have the praise of men. He gave me weakness that I might feel the need of God. I asked for all things that I might enjoy life. He gave me life that I might enjoy all things. I got nothing that I asked Him for. He gave me everything that I hoped for. Almost despite myself, all of my prayers were answered. I am, among all men, most richly blessed!