Curveball Gifts

"Curveball gifts" by Meg Herriot (

Image credit: (2008), CC0/PD

Why do things seem so tough sometimes?
Why do we get thrown such curveballs?
Why, when we are looking for answers do we get nothing but more questions?
Why when things seem like they are going to clear up,
A cloud of fog descends.
Why do we get thrown everything at once?
Why do You choose the time You choose for everything to get confusing?

I will not know the answers for a while,
If I ever know them, but perhaps…
Things seem so tough because we are looking at it from our point of view, our view that easy is always best.

The fog is for reflection.

You only give us what we can handle.

It is not the timing of our challenges that matter, but our journey to address those challenges.


Lord, you are so magnificent in all your ways that humans cannot even fathom your wonders.
Your grace is so encompassing that instead of feeling frustration
All we need to feel is Your love.
That is also all-encompassing.

Thank you, Lord,
For those gifts that I appreciate
And most importantly
For those gifts I do not know how to recognize.

Copyright 2020 Meg Herriot


About Author

Meg Herriot is a veterinarian and Third Order Dominican. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and pets and blogging at All Creatures Great and Crazy about being a veterinarian, mother, wife and most of all a Catholic trying to grow closer to God in a chaotic world.

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