My Mantra

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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!