In the past I have prouded myself on being “on the beam” spiritually. Unfortunately, when I am off the beam, I do not even realize it. Life takes over and I get caught up with making a few extra dollars or I get overly concerned about keeping up with how others perceive me. I suddenly cannot find the time to pray, meditate or take a deep breath and clear my mind.
Today, out of nowhere, the serenity prayer entered my mind. It was just what I needed:
God Grant Me the Serenity
To Accept the Things I Cannot Change
Courage to Change the Things I Can
And the Wisdom to Know the Difference
For me, the things I cannot change = other people. And the things I can change = myself.
I certainly hope I am moving toward more serenity and less mental chaos.
In other news...I've been having fun over the past few months spending some alone time with Allie, Anna and Emily. Here's a picture from our outing yesterday: