Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity 
to accept the things I cannot change; 
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time; 
Enjoying one moment at a time; 
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; 
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it; 
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life 
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

-Reinhold Niebuh

If you were to ask me what I need right now I would tell you focus, strength, security and inner peace. If you asked me right now if I had these things I would say yes. So perhaps I just don’t have a hold on my emotions or perhaps I am not fully understanding my means. It’s all there; it just seems that every time I get close to it, it moves farther away. Kind of like when I try to kiss Pinto on the head. But at least with her I am confident that if I keep trying, one day I will get it. I try to have the same confidence with acquiring my other needs, but is frustrating.

A few years ago when I was going through a rough time, an old friend gave me the serenity prayer. I found it to be extremely comforting during those times of wanting to stab myself in the eye with a pencil as well as the times I was surrounded by cotton candy and puppies. No matter what the circumstances, it always seemed to work. So I have decided to resurrect it and share it. And hopefully it will keep me blogging on a more regular basis. ; )

Peace be with you (and hopefully me too!)

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