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Footprints in the Sand by Thomas Kinkade


Inspiration for the heart.

For many years I have given this poem "Footprints in the Sand" to people who have been in need of comfort during difficult times. It seemed to convey a message that I could not describe, yet have felt all too often.

Once my sister-in-law had shared with me how she didn't realize until much later, that when she was experiencing the most challenging periods in her life, that God Himself was always there. He was walking by her when she felt alone, and yes, carrying her when she could not stand.

Footprints in the Sand is a description of what life brings, and it inspires the heart. Through prayer we need to remember that God is always there and will help us get through those trying situations. Let this message speak to you.

As you draw on this, my hope is that you will share the message leaving your own footprints giving hope to those who need inspiring. (This photo and poem available at Amazon) .

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Footprints in the Sand Poem

Read the original poem of Footprints in the Sand.

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Now the painting inspired by the poem.

It has been said that Mr. Kinkade got his inspiration for this print from a poem that was hanging in his grandmother's kitchen. It is a portrait of Pismo Beach located in California. Watch and listen as Thomas himself describes his version of what footprints in the sand means to him.

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The Song Inspired by the Footprints Poem

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This week's challenge on my: Daily Favor Blog

Leave your footprint.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on June 18, 2014:

@suchera: Thank you for your visit and kind words. Appreciate it very much. Blessings

suchera on June 13, 2014:

Great lens with wonderful poem. Thumps up and send love to you, dear, favored1.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on May 23, 2014:

@takkhisa: I appreciate your visit.

Takkhis on May 22, 2014:

It is a truly nice poem that I have read lately! Thanks for sharing it.

BodyHairRemoval on May 16, 2014:

This is one of my father's favorite poems. I find it very uplifting too.

asereht1970 from Philippines on May 01, 2014:

This poem is really inspiring. Love it.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on April 23, 2014:

@tazzytamar: A good place to for the poem ... you can look up and be reminded that God will always be with you. Thanks for visiting Anna.

Anna from chichester on April 15, 2014:

I adore 'footprints in the sand'. Everyone needs someone to carry them through the bad times, and I have this poem above my bed to always make me smile - works every time! Wonderful lens!

Fay Favored (author) from USA on April 10, 2014:

@Loretta L: Good to see you. So glad to hear about your new book.

Loretta Livingstone from Chilterns, UK. on April 10, 2014:

Hello again. Like you, I dropped by for a visit and saw this lens. I had to come take a look. Lovely! Blessings.

June Campbell from North Vancouver, BC, Canada on March 13, 2014:

This poem is truly inspired, as is the painting.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on February 21, 2014:

@cgbroome: It has been a blessing to a lot of people over the years. Thanks for visiting Chris.

cgbroome on February 21, 2014:

This has been my most favorite poem nearly all my life! Thank you for sharing!

Fay Favored (author) from USA on February 16, 2014:

@pcgamehardware: I appreciate your visit.

pcgamehardware on February 16, 2014:

Thomas Kinkade items are so cool and I really like the Footprints In The Sand poem too.

Thanks for sharing this great page.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on January 29, 2014:

@dwelburn: It seems to have been a comfort for many years. Nice to see you.

dwelburn on January 29, 2014:

Yes this is a great poem. I have it on a card inside my Bible. It's very comforting.

DuaneJ on January 27, 2014:

Beautiful works of art!

Fay Favored (author) from USA on January 22, 2014:

@Sylvestermouse: I agree. Nice to see you Cynthia.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on January 22, 2014:

@Sylvestermouse: It is a favorite of people I think. Thanks for the visit Cynthia.

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on January 22, 2014:

I have always loved this poem and Thomas Kinkade's artwork. What an awesome combination!

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on January 22, 2014:

I have always loved this poem and Thomas Kinkade artwork. What an awesome combination!

TanoCalvenoa on July 12, 2013:

I had a doctor once who was Hindu, although he had this poem on his wall. Applies to people of all faiths, not just Christians.

SteveKaye on July 01, 2013:

Beautiful poem. Thank you for publishing this lens.

socialcx1 on June 30, 2013:

Thanks for a wonderful and inspiring lens.

Dusty2 LM on May 21, 2013:

WoW! What an inspirational and very well done lens. I enjoyed seeing Kinkade's painting as well as watching the "Footprints" video It is nice to know that this lens is here when feeling low. I didn't have time the last visit to stop by the rest of Kinkade's lenses so i thought I would do that now as I really like Kinkade's paintings. Appreciate you sharing this lens. Thank You & Have a Great Day!

Finn Mauritzen from Wading River, NY on April 29, 2013:

Footprints in the sand will be a spiritual formation module on our next weekend retreat. Looking forward to sharing your lens with them.

anne mohanraj on April 13, 2013:

Thank you for sharing this wonderful lens!

Magda2012 on December 01, 2012:

Great lens. the footprint poem is my favourite.

anonymous on October 28, 2012:

Thank you for his lens.

anonymous on October 18, 2012:

This poem is full of inspiration and comfort for difficult times. i hope people will find it when they need it.

getmoreinfo on October 06, 2012:

This Footprints in the Sand by Thomas Kinkade is great

Laraine Sims from Lake Country, B.C. on October 03, 2012:

The painting by Thomas Kinkade inspired by the poem is so wonderful and the video is priceless! Thomas Kinkade is one of my favorite artists. Thank you for sharing this with us!!! Angel blessings!

Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on September 17, 2012:

Very nice lens and poem.

Sunflower2423 on August 24, 2012:

This is a very nice lens and I enjoyed reading. I always loved this poem and it does help people in time of sadness, problems,ect. This is a beautifully written poem. You have very nice beautiful products on your lens as well of this poem.

bluewren56 lm on August 11, 2012:

We took our own picture of "footprints in the sand" and hung it up on our wall. It looks great and a contstant reminder that we don't go through our hard times on our own. Great lens.

mel-kav on June 25, 2012:

I so love this poem. Beautiful lens.

gypsyman27 lm on June 20, 2012:

Thanks for the memory, I saw this in your list on your lensmaster's page. I remember the verse and I had to review this page. I'm happy that I did, I enjoyed this lens. See you around the galaxy...

WriterJanis2 on June 14, 2012:

Such an inspiring lens. Blessed!

Hypersapien2 from U.S. on June 12, 2012:

Very nice. I've always found "Footprints in the Sand" to be very inspiring.

anonymous on June 09, 2012:

What a beautiful Lens, I've enjoyed it, thank you for sharing this with us.

Praise Him! praise Him!

The Footprints poem reminds me of this lovely hymn which says...

"In His arms He carries them (His sheep) all day long"

I've truly experienced all my lifelong, praise His dear Name!

Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!

Sing, ye saints! His wonderful love proclaim!

Hail Him! hail Him! mightiest angels in glory;

Strength and honor give to His holy name!

Like a shepherd, Jesus will feed His people,

In His arms He carries them all day long;

O ye saints that live in the light of His presence,

Praise Him! praise Him! ever in joyful song!

soaringsis on June 04, 2012:

Lovely lens

zeff789 on May 24, 2012:

great stuff,truly uplifting

SianaL on May 23, 2012:

I love footprints the sand! Thank you for the lovely comment on my lens!

jolou on May 19, 2012:

I love the Footprints in the Sand.

Lorna from USA on May 18, 2012:

This is wonderful, Thank you!

Oneshotvariety LM on May 03, 2012:

I love the footprints. Nice lens! :]

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on April 17, 2012:

The footprints in the sand poem has supported many a person through a difficult period of their life. It is a beautiful poem with a very important reminder for those who are so down that they almost forget that they are not alone.

anonymous on April 15, 2012:

Footprints has fascinated me for years...right now it's a hearts prayer for a love one...*

Ellen Gregory from Connecticut, USA on April 13, 2012:

Very pretty lens

Camden1 on April 11, 2012:

What a beautiful lens! Thomas Kinkade did amazing things with his Footprints in the Sand creations - he will be missed!

anonymous on April 11, 2012:

I've loved "Footprints In The Sand" since I was a kid. Great lens!

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