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Footprints in the Sand by Thomas Kinkade

Updated on August 18, 2014

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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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

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

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      suchera 3 years ago

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

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @takkhisa: I appreciate your visit.

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

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

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      BodyHairRemoval 3 years ago

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

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      This poem is really inspiring. Love it.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @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.

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      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!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

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

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      Loretta Livingstone 3 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

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

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      June Campbell 3 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      This poem is truly inspired, as is the painting.

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      cgbroome 3 years ago

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

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @pcgamehardware: I appreciate your visit.

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      pcgamehardware 3 years ago

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

      Thanks for sharing this great page.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

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

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      dwelburn 3 years ago

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

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      DuaneJ 3 years ago

      Beautiful works of art!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

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

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

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

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

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

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

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

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      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.

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      Beautiful poem. Thank you for publishing this lens.

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      socialcx1 4 years ago

      Thanks for a wonderful and inspiring lens.

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      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!

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      Finn Mauritzen 4 years ago from Wading River, NY

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

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      anne mohanraj 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this wonderful lens!

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      Magda2012 4 years ago

      Great lens. the footprint poem is my favourite.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for his lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

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

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      This Footprints in the Sand by Thomas Kinkade is great

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      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!

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      Sandy Mertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Very nice lens and poem.

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      Sunflower2423 5 years ago

      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.

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      bluewren56 lm 5 years ago

      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.

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      mel-kav 5 years ago

      I so love this poem. Beautiful lens.

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      gypsyman27 lm 5 years ago

      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...

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Such an inspiring lens. Blessed!

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      Hypersapien2 5 years ago from U.S.

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

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      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!

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      Lovely lens

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      zeff789 5 years ago

      great stuff,truly uplifting

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      SianaL 5 years ago

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

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      jolou 5 years ago

      I love the Footprints in the Sand.

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      This is wonderful, Thank you!

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      Oneshotvariety LM 5 years ago

      I love the footprints. Nice lens! :]

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      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.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

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

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Very pretty lens

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      Camden1 5 years ago

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

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      anonymous 5 years ago

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