It was yester years. Terrible teens.
The time when I was confused and delusioned by the world around me – wanting a changed world, wanting a better world, ‘wanting’! Don’t get me wrong, I have pretty much been a happy and contented soul all my life (at least almost) – but who hasn’t had those momentary lapses of reason accompanied with a pile of questions?!
The ‘Serenity Prayer’ in a lovely icy-blue frame, adorned with pretty little pastel flowers, hung nonchalantly on the wall of my peach-colored room. It hung amid a jungle-themed calendar, a whimsical depiction of Alice in Wonderland, and a picturesque painting of a lovely placid lake. It just hung there.
It was one of those jaded days as I sat brooding in my room. I just sat there staring at the wall in front of me and for some vague reason started reading that Serenity Prayer mindlessly.
I have no idea how, no clue why, but on that day, the very ‘words’ that I have probably read a million times before in passing, chose to come alive in a whole different way. It made sense. It connected. And ever since then… my world did change – of course not without those momentary lapses of reason!
So today I would like to share with you my favorite little prayer – the ‘Serenity Prayer’ in the hope that it might make a difference to somebody somewhere like the way it did to me!
“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”