January 10, 2012

Why I Love the Serenity Prayer

Yes, the Serenity Prayer.

No, I'm not in a 12 step program.

Although I probably could be... ;-)

I just think it's kind of perfect for pretty much every situation.

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;"

This speaks to me in regards to control.  I cannot control everything.  And I just love the word "serene". Say it to yourself, serene...serenity.  It's about being calm and peaceful.

"the courage to change the things I can;"

This tells me not to live in fear, not only of whatever is troubling me, but also of change.  Having courage to change the things you can means looking for solutions to problems, asking the questions you need answers too and following through on a plan.  Even if it's scary, and even if you don't want to.

"and the wisdom to know the difference."

I think wisdom is 2 things: knowledge or an understanding gained through experience, and the ability to listen to and trust in your instincts.  The wisdom to know the difference between something you can and cannot change is tricky.  I think it involves listening to your heart...and of course, serenity and courage.

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