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Friday, February 19, 2010

Being raised Catholic there is one thing I can always remember seeing and can still see to this day in my parent's house. The serenity prayer, on plaques, wall hangings etc. I never gave a thought to any of them really until recently. Now when I am feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do it is the first thing I think of. I have a plaque my Dad and Mom made (yes made) for me with those words on it in my dining room right above my reading chair. This journey toward health is tough at times. It helps me to think of those words and realize that only I can change what I need to change, but I need to realize that some things are out of my control. I am the only one that can decide to get off my butt and exercise, I can't control every event that happens in my life but I can control how I react to them. I control what I put in my mouth. I am very grateful for the gifts of courage to change my life serenity to accept the things I can't change and the wisdom to know the difference (sometimes that wisdom is a little slow coming but its there!)
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    I'm a Baptist Christian, myself, but my mom also had the "serenity prayer" in our house. It's one of the reasons that I like to huddle "make it happen". This journey takes discipline! God bless you on yours, my friend.... emoticon emoticon emoticon
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