God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
Now, it sums up my journey of the past decade or so. Finding serenity, searching for grace, deciding what can be changed and what cannot.
My journey has led me over tall mountains, in deep valleys and down the road less traveled. It is not a physical journey but a spiritual one.
Occasionally I tire and stop to rest. But then I pick up my walking stick and begin again.
I remember what I have to be thankful for. My family, my friends, the moon, the stars, heaven and earth.
I remind myself what I have no control over– all of the above.
If I think I can control other things, living or otherwise, I am a fool. I can only control myself and my reaction to people, places and things. This is the secret of serenity- minding my own business.
The journey has been a difficult one at times and it is not over. It is continuous. If I remember every day to have gratitude for my life, my serenity will be easier to maintain.
How do you find daily Grace?