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The Serenity Prayer and Motivation

Sunday, September 09, 2007

When the winds of chaos are whipping up a storm and nipping at my heels, I find it SOOOOO helpful to keep a laser-like focus on my diet and exercise and even do better than usual in watching what I eat and kicking it up a notch with my workouts.

After all, when it comes to most craziness that overwhelms us in our lives...these are things that are largely BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

The Serenity Prayer offers such wisdom, which I put into practice by saying... "It is beyond me what I can do about all these stressors in my life, BUT I know that I am the only one who controls what I put into my mouth and I am the only one who controls what I do for exercise. So I'm going to put all I can into these things over which I HAVE CONTROL!"

Somehow this hyperfocus on my OWN wellness over ANYTHING else just seems to pull extra reserves into my life and I find I have replenished my OWN well to a point where I have all that much more to offer others in need.

"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. "

--- Reinhold Niebuhr

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DEBSPAD 9/13/2007 1:10PM

    Your encouraging words are so true and I see by your efforts and sucesses you have lived by what you have said. Thank you so much for sharing that thought! I does help and you are right there are some things that I have control of and even though they are smaller than the things that are out of my control; getting out of control of them is the most damaning of all. Thanks

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LOLA926 9/9/2007 7:20PM

  I have the Serenity Prayer up in a couple places in my home...on my computer, by my bed....and one on the fridge....

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