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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

Date: 2010-06-25 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hope-persists.livejournal.com
my sponsor in AA has told me to interpret the serenity prayer as:

grant me the serenity to accept the things i cannot change (ie, everything outside of myself)
the courage to change the things i can (ie, things about myself)
and the wisdom to know the difference (ie boundaries)

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