This thoughtful gem was posted on a non-O mailing list to which I subscribe, and I thought I would share it ....
I asked for Strength - and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom - and God gave me problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity - and God gave me brain and brawn to work.
I asked for Courage - and God gave me dangers to overcome.
I asked for Love - and God gave me troubled people to help.
I asked for Favours - and God gave me opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted...and everything I needed.