Friday, June 10, 2011


My mom's house has always had a copy of the Serenity Prayer hanging on the wall, and I vividly and fondly remember the prayer being recited at AA meetings as a child.  As an adult, I try to look to the prayer as a model.  As an atheist, I interpret the message a tad differently, but the overall content is the same.  I often find myself saying:

I will achieve serenity when I accept that there are things I cannot change; I will have the courage to change the things I can, and over time, I will acquire the wisdom to know the difference.

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