All in How You Look at It

Another Mans Trash


Psalm 118:28-29
New Living Translation (NLT)

28 You are my God, and I will praise you!
You are my God, and I will exalt you!
29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever.

One Man’s Trash

Each day he wakes at 6 am
And rises to meet the sun,
All day he’ll ride the bumper
Until his work is done,

Whether hot or freezing cold,
It really matters not,
This is the call that life has made
And he answers with all he’s got,

He’ll never be an executive
Or have a career that’s really cool,
But each child gives him a kiss
Before they board the bus to school,

And as he gathers up the trash
And cleans up the city’s mess,
He says a simple, happy prayer
His gratitude to express,

Dear Lord I thank you for this job
And the strength to do it every day,
It might not seem like a lot to some
But with it my bills I can always pay,

And my children have food and clothes,
My wife is dressed just fine,
My truck don’t look like very much
But it gets me to church on time,

And me? Well, I’m doing great!
And I certainly concede,
I’m out here in the new day’s sun
And You bless me with all I need,

So Father, please hear my prayer,
Let it float up to Heaven’s throne,
I thank You for my simple life
With my family and home.

©2018 by William Pierce


Help us to be grateful for this life and all that You have blessed us with. May joy fill our hearts and gratitude spill from our lips.

4 thoughts on “All in How You Look at It

  1. For the last few years, I have not called myself a Christian because of all the baggage attached to the name. Then I realized that I was giving too much credence to other people’s opinions, so I am “letting my freak flag fly.” I am happy to be a Christian, despite false assumptions about me.

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