Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Serenity Prayer


My father in law called the other night, just to catch up on the weeks happenings like always. So I answer the phone and he says to me, in that way that only he does, ' darlin, whats the matter'? So I filled him in a bit about why I have been so stressed out over the last few days with all the drama going on with my sites. Then he said to me, you know there is this prayer I want you say it with me....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.
Amen.<--Reinhold Niebuhr

And you know what, I will be darned if I didn't immediately feel a huge weight lift off me. I have felt much better ever since.

So, now I am starting to feel that stress again and I think its a perfect time to say that prayer again...and again if I need it!


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