My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday Therapy Thoughts

Grant me the Serenity to Accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can
and the Wisdom to know the difference.

So easy to say the words ... at times SO hard to do - to let go of what we cannot change.

This phrase has been repeated in my office frequently by clients this week. It requires wisom and courage and then serenity does come.

Or as Christina Baldwin states: To work in the world lovingly means that we are defining what we will be for, rather than reacting to what we are against.

Thoughts? LOVE comments :D


Ro said...

The Serenity Prayer has gotten me through so much. An oldtimer at the meeting likes to say, really analyze the prayer. Accept the things I cannot change. You. Courage to change the things I can. Me, my attitudes. The wisdom to know the difference comes with time, and with an ability to see my part in life.

When it comes to acceptence, I had a really hard time with that when I went blind. Everyone kept telling me acceptence was the answer. But how could I accept that I was blind? I do now, but in the moment? So my best friend said, can you accept that some days will be harder than others? Yeah, that I can do. One day at a time, I can accept.

It wasn't until I really looked at the Serenity Prayer, really looked at it, and accepted what I could change, that I really got the point of it. Acceptence comes a lot faster now then it used to, but it took a lot of work.

Lisa, Ellie and Hosta said...

So insightful..

wendy said...

Oh yeah, easy to say and hard to do for sure....sometimes.
keep repeating