Spreading Good News (Part 216 – The Serenity Prayer)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS!!

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TODAY’S QUOTE

EVER WONDER WHAT GOD THINKS WHEN HE LOOKS AT THE WORLD?

~ Joyce Fields

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TODAY’S BLOG

We should always remember the Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr:

God, grant me the serenity

To accept the things I cannot change;

Courage to change the things I can;

And the wisdom to know the difference.

 

What does it mean?

Serenity” is calmness.  So, we are asking for calmness in our spirit or soul so that we can accept what we cannot change.  As I see it, the main thing that we cannot change is other people.  Only they can do that.  We can tell them what we see in their behavior, but they have to make the change.

We’re asking for courage to change what we can.  We can change the way we think and act—if we’re shown good reason to do so.  Then, we must take action in that direction.

Wisdom to know the difference keeps us from wasting our time in fighting losing battles; enables us to choose wisely.

What do YOU think?

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~ Joyce Fields

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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