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.

By Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)

This prayer used to hang in my mother’s home and it never made much sense to me. I would read it and just not ‘get it’. Throughout the years, as I’ve grown and experienced more of life, I have come to see the richness of this prayer and the words are ones that I echo often.