God Grant Me
It's mostly the mantra of those recovering from alcoholism. But I believe we should all live our lives this way.
A cousin posted this on her Instagram feed. It brought back memories of my late Mom who, as a recovering alcoholic, lived her life as much as possible, by these words. She read it every, single day and I always thought it seemed silly to keep reading the same thing over and over. But now I know. It was the very repetitiveness of it, that kept her strong and able to combat her fears and her weaknesses.
Seeing those words again reminded me of how often I fall short of knowing the difference between accepting things I cannot change and courage to change what I can change.
I know how real the struggle was for my Mom. But the Serenity Prayer kept her sober until the day she died.
So Im looking at a new year and thinking that I, too, need to reflect on this prayer everyday as she did. I stopped making New Years resolutions ages ago as they more often than not seemed an exercise in futility and frustration. But the Serenity Prayer is a daily reminder of life and living the way our Lord lived and wanted us to live.
Acceptance. Courage. Wisdom.
Thank you to my cousin for the reminder.
And thank you Mom for the example ❤