God grant me SERENITY
To accept what I cannot change,
STRENGTH to change what I can
and WISDOM to know the difference.
The Prayer for Serenity – Reinhold Neibuhr, 1892–1971, American Theologian
I’m not at all religious but this little prayer helps me every single day… I came across it years ago when a total stranger in a post office queue saw what must have been my care-worn, worried and saddened Carer’s face She silently fished a scruffy bit of paper out of her wallet and lovingly handed it to me. It made perfect sense to me immediately and has always been my guiding light. Ever since, I too carry copies in my wallet for when I can pass on that good deed!