What I Wanted and What I Needed

by buildingpharmabrands

Here is wonderful poem that is often attributed to Swami Vivekananda, but no authentic source for this attribution is yet found.

When I asked God for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face

When I asked God for brain and brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve

When I asked God for Happiness
He showed me some unhappy people

When I asked God for wealth
He showed me how to work hard

When I asked God for favours
He showed me opportunities to work hard

When I asked God for peace
He showed me how to help others

God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed