I printed this prayer and it stands right above my desk on my bulletin board and I try to read it every day. I try to remind myself to read it every day. Some way or another, it puts things in perspective. If everyone read this and lived by this, everyone would be much happier people. It's sad how much anxiety, stress and pressure we put ourselves through every day without sitting down, thinking and seeing how we can just make it better.
I read the book The Secret and it truly is the secret to being happy. You have to really want it. The only problem is actually putting it into practice. I have always believed that the first step to changing something in your life is actually to realize there is something to change and then find the means to change it.
So, without further a do, words to live by:
"God, grant us the...
Serenity to accept things we cannot change,
Courage to change the things we can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference
Patience for the things that take time
Appreciation for all that we have, and
Tolerance for those with different struggles
Freedom to live beyond the limitations of our past ways, the
Ability to feel your love for us and our love for each other and the
Strength to get up and try again even when we feel it is hopeless."
- The Serenity Prayer
Good isn't it!? Some of you might recognize the beginning, AA uses the first 4 lines at the start of each meeting. But, all in all, it's quite amazing! I suggest of all us should read this every day and actually live by it.
A few more happy people in this world is really all we need...
So.. food is ready! Gots to go... need to enjoy my Farnito.. or maybe Valpolicella now, either way.
Have a nice evening! and of course, be happy :)