We Can Choose

We cannot choose our parents
Or the place of our birth.
We cannot chose our race;
The colour of our skin,
Or how tall we are -
But we can choose to be thankful!

We cannot choose our gender,
Or the shape of our face.
We have no control over the names
We inherit or are given,
Or the circumstances into which we are born,
But we can choose to love God!

We cannot choose our health
Or family heritage.
We may have a happy disposition
Or be prone to anxiety;
But we can choose to trust Christ,
We can choose to place our faith in God,
And choose to experience His Joy!

Honoria A. Groves

September 5, 2002