Archives for July 2009
“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. “
This week I learned some valuable lessons. I have discovered that I have a hard time accepting things that do not go the way I expect. Cody is a wonderful example of finding the silver lining in the clouds and going with the flow, whereas I usually feel like the world is crashing down when I don’t get what I expect. As I was complaining to myself about a situation that did not go as planned, the serenity prayer came to my mind. There are just some things that I will not be able to change and those things I should let go of and focus on the things that I can do. Sometimes I step back and remember that when something comes up to challenge me it won’t be the challenege itself that I will be judged on, rather it will be the way I handled the challenge. I have a long way to go, but I decided that seeing room to improve is the first step. =)
The next lesson is one that I have learned over and over, but I always need to be reminded. I have to count my blessings! There is always something to be grateful for. Grateful people are always happy people.