COURAGE MONTH: DAY 1: “It is better to find your courage to make changes when you can choose to rather than being forced to. If you do not make change, change will make you.” ― Roy T. Bennett
Hahaha…”Courage to change the things I can…” This is always the truth. And, for me, the most important part of the prayer.
I think it is misnamed “Serenity Prayer” because my experience has taught me that I will ONLY get that when I have the courage to change what is mine to change. A small piece indeed…my attitudes, my behaviors, and my thinking. When I do that, I am serene.
It will never be about waiting for life to change…it will, but probably NOT the way I think it should…trust me, this is a good thing, but I seldom see it that way! And others will never change to accommodate MY wishes, but I can change what I think about ALL of that. And then my attitudes will change and THEN my behaviors will change.
I CAN stay off your side of the street and keep up with my own. I am only “too busy” for that when I am busy minding your shit instead of mine. And, boy oh boy! Do I ever get pissed off about THAT. So, Steps 4-9…all about those kinds of changes. Or I will continue getting what I am getting by doing what I am doing. Ugh! Okay, okay…thanks for the reminder!