Orange

An orange is good,
not because it ought to be,
but because it is!

We have not forgotten
to breathe
but we have forgotten
to be thankful.

We have not forgotten
everything
but we have forgotten
that everything is a gift,
every little thing.

An orange is good,
not because it ought to be,
but because it is!

We think
an orange ought to be good
just because
it is
an orange
while we forget
how rotten we are
how demanding
complaining,
forgetting
that an orange is
good
simply
because it is.

We have not forgotten
everything
but we have forgotten
to be thankful
because
all we seem to remember
is what we want
and we forget
and keep forgetting
what we’ve already been
given.

God is good
not because He ought to be
but because
He is!

Petra O. Hefner
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5 thoughts on “Orange

  1. Dear Petra, Thank you for both of these posts. I also love the one before this post, just beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to send me a note. I appreciate it very much. It is so nice that this blogging world is such a blessing.Catherine xo

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