Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Rain (again)

There is a steady downpour as I sit planning the day - at least it wasn't actually raining when Eliot and I had an early walk. The list of things that must be done today has reached impossible lengths - so now to decide on priorities. That's not an easy decision because, inevitably, what I think is important isn't always the same as another person's ideas.
This is my thought for today:

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as he did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that he will make all things right if I surrender to his will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with him forever in the next.

Reinhold Niebuhr

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