Posted by Dr. Patrice Smith

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.

There are some things that are inevitable; we can do nothing about them. Leave them be. The past also - it cannot be changed, so accept what has been with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance. Remember too, that there are a million "wrong things" in the world (as well as a billion "right things"), so focus your energies on addressing with courage the few issues closest to your heart and never waste your time or energy complaining. Either take positive action, or accept with serenity.

Quote taken from dreamthisday


  1. Robin said...

    great reminder...I do use this in my healing..thanks..!

  2. Life Laugh Latte said...

    I'm with you. I often think regret gets a bum rap though. I think regret without introspection is wrong. But regret when used what it is there for is an important tool. Like guilt, it should stop you in your tracks. Cause you to make amends both with your heart and the circumstances, and then leaving it behind makes sense. I don't think it should be ignored though. Not that you are saying that here. But I think in our society we often live with regret and no skills to utilize it. Or, we think we should turn our backs on it without reflection. Of course the perfect way to deal with it in my mind is to entrust it to Him why and how to move forward...walk through it with Him. Holly

  3. Matty said...

    I could use some serenity, especially at work. There are people I work with who are who they are, and there is nothing I can do about it.

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