A word on getting through the rough patches in the quilt of life…

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.
Amen.

–Reinhold Niebuhr

I need this today. I have had a week of not set backs really, just trials. A week that I would like to not repeat in the future. I am not an aloholic…but since I was married to one for a long time I know this is the prayer you have to say every day so that you know you can make it.

“This too shall pass”

I say it, I repeat it, and any time one of my friends has a problem I tell this to them, but how often do we listen to it when we’re suffering hardships. How often do we sit and ponder our own voice. Not often…at least not often enough. I am trying to sit and listen to music and feel the breeze on my skin and just go to my happy place, but today it is hard.

Today…I need to read the words to that prayer over and over until I hear it. For anyone else feeling a little melancoly…read above aloud ten times. Then turn on your favorite music and get lost in the noise for a while. That is the best I can offer for today…besides maybe a good cry.

Much love and many blessings…

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