After coffee we walked next store to a cute little used book shop and browsed....not that we really needed any more new books to haul back with us (I think we've bought several too many already) but book stores are just sooooo irrisistable.
I found a slim pale yellow tattered book from the 1960s called "Moments of Awareness: Inspirational Verses" in the .99cent bin. Flipping it open I "happened" on this thought:
"One Day at a Time" by Helen Lowrie Marshall
"I'm glad life is given us bit by bit,
In minutes and days and years;
For if we were faced with the whole of it
How filled it would be with fears;
With all of its laughter and all of its pain,
It's sorrow and joy and care --
Why, even its beauty all at one time
Would be more than we could bear.
But God drops a bit of happiness here,
And lowers a shadow there,
And each of us has his portion of both,
The bitter and the fair.
And, wheather the way be rough or fine,
It's a comforting thing to know
We've only one step to take at a time,
Just one little day to go."