Interview with God |

Interview with God

Is the glass half full or half empty? Has an illness ruined your day or given you a fresh perspective on the gift of wellness? So much of our lives is influenced by perspective. Spring is here and I would like to share this inspirational poem with you. It is taken from the web site listed below. I hope you can be moved to look at all your glasses as half full.THE INTERVIEW WITH GODI dreamed I had an interview with God. “So you would like to interview me?” God asked.”If you have the time” I said. God smiled. “My time is eternity.””What questions do you have in mind for me?””What surprises you most about humankind?”God answered …”That they get bored with childhood,they rush to grow up, and then long to be children again.””That they lose their health to make money …and then lose their money to restore their health.””That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live in neither the present nor the future.””That they live as if they will never die, and die as though they had never lived.”God’s hand took mineand we were silent for a while.And then I asked …”As a parent, what are some of life’s lessons you want your children to learn?””To learn they cannot make anyone love them. All they can do is let themselves be loved.””To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others.””To learn to forgiveby practicing forgiveness.””To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in those they love, and it can take many years to heal them.” “To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most,but is one who needs the least.””To learn that there are people who love them dearly, but simply have not yet learned how to express or show their feelings.””To learn that two people can look at the same thing and see it differently.””To learn that it is not enough that they forgive one another, but they must also forgive themselves.””Thank you for your time,” I said humbly. “Is there anything else you would like your children to know?”God smiled and said, “Just know that I am here … always.” – author unknownThe poem can be viewed on the Web at: It is set to beautiful music and photography. I hope I inspire you once in a while with my thoughts and sharing bits of medicine. I want to thank all those who came for my discussion on end of life thoughts and plans. It was moving for us all. My inspiration comes from all of you.Dr. Drew Werner of the Eagle Valley Medical Center writes a weekly column for the Daily. He encourages health questions. Write him by e-mail to or c/o Editor, Vail Daily, P.O. Box 81, Vail, 81658.Vail, Colorado

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