God, “Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can change and the wisdom know the difference.”
For me the Serenity prayer is far more than a prayer. When I say this prayer I know that God is sitting in heaven looking down at me and saying, “OK, Teddy you got it. Now, what are you going to do?”
Then I metaphorically smack myself up side the head and ask myself these questions:
Is the change I want really going to make a difference in someone’s life?
Is the change I want only going to benefit me?
Is the change I want important enough for me to get off my butt and make it happen?
Do I care enough to put myself out there either emotionally, physically and/or publicly to make the change happen?
I repeat this question to myself, Is the change I want really going to make a difference in someone’s life?
Asking myself these questions is what God gets me to do when I say the Serenity Prayer.
My answers to these questions creates Execution or Acceptance, or maybe tolerance.
If I decide for acceptance or tolerance, I say a different prayer.