I wish these were my words, but unfortunately they are borrowed. This collection of words is one that most of us are probably familiar with -- yet most probably need to be reminded of.
I know I've posted them before -- but on this day I definitely embrace the reminder.
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.
Today I Pray...
...be with me, God
...help me remember to accept each moment with grace
...guide me in my journey that I might walk on the path of serenity.
...help me remember to count my blessings
...and release my worries to You
...It is with You that I find true serenity
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths. ~Proverbs 3, 5-6