Saturday, January 19, 2008

Serenity Prayer

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
This is my mantra nowadays. Life seems so unfair. I feel so helpless. But when I feel depression coming, I just count my blessings. What more can I ask for? I have a very loving husband and we're expecting a baby who doesn't deserve to be stressed. Please Lord, 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.

Have a peaceful weekend everyone.


kyels said...

Changes can be made in life but it depends on the issue that we're trying to change as not everything can go through changes. I do feel the way you do sometimes and I pray hard to the Lord so that I'll not be bothered with certain issues.


Have a happy Sunday ate!


ladybug said...

kyels> Thanks. I cannot change other people's impressions, but I can change my reaction towards them and how I deal with them. *hugs!* Have a happy Sunday too!

Rudy said...

Indeed, this is no time for you to be stressed out,especially with the bay coming. Take it easy, Ladybug.


Rey said...

Wow, another angel coming? That should beat all the odds coming your way. Hope it's better this time. :) Praying.

ladybug said...

rudy> Yes, I've decided that I won't be affected by all the stress. I set my priorities straight and as long as my family is ok, then I'm ok. Maybe when all of this is over, I can blog about it. But as of now, I still can't.

ladybug said...

rey> I really hope and pray that everything will be ok this time. Thanks for your prayers rey. That's so sweet.

Abaniko said...

This prayer's my favorite since college. Really inspiring. I hope you'll get the desires of your heart. Cheers to you, Ladybug!

Lazarus said...

i pray for safe pregnancy! wow, he/she could be a future badminton champ.

bugsybee said...

Ladybug, that's one of my favorite prayers too and life is such that I have to pray it often.

I am happy that you have another angel coming. That, indeed, is a blessing you can look forward to.

momoftwo said...

Ladybug, hope you are feeling better. Take it easy now you know that whatever you are feeling right now your baby is affected by it also.

I love that prayer, so powerful!

Sidney said...

Great news... woah! You are expecting a baby!
Don't stress, it is not the moment. I will pray that everything goes well.

niceheart said...

Hey, ladybug. Congratulations on that good news! We're all praying for you and a healthy baby. :)

- niceheart

ladybug said...

abaniko> Thanks! Cheers to you too!

ladybug said...

lazarus> Hahaha...thanks! Hope so too! But if he/she doesn't want to go into badminton, it's alright with us. We won't force our kid....hehehe.

ladybug said...

bugsybee> Thanks a lot. We're also looking forward to this blessing. I just hope and pray that the baby is healthy this time.

ladybug said...

momoftwo> Thanks! I agree, really powerful prayer. Everything is ok now. I don't really want to be affected because it will also affect my baby, and that's not fair to him/her. Hope everything's all right with you.

ladybug said...

sidney> Thanks a lot! Your prayers are very much appreciated. Have a happy weekend!

ladybug said...

niceheart> Thank you from the bottom of my heart. All of your prayers are very much needed and appreciated! Have a happy weekend!

myepinoy said...

The Proponents of The Law of Attractions say that when your thoughts are going negative, just ask yourself this question: WHAT DO YOU WANT?

I guess, in all probability, the answer would be a positive.

It is different though for a person who really wanted to die but can't die. LOL

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meily said...

ey, don't think much about worries... you're having a baby and you major concern is you health. invest on it. :) happy mother's day! ^_^

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Came upon your site looking for Korean Beef Stew! Hope this prayer will help me. I'm a lawyer, too and I have to kind of sort my life nowadays since my principles and notions of what is life are constantly challenged by the harsh realities of our society.

Hope you are ok...Thanks for posting the serenity prayer.

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Thanks. I cannot change other people's impressions, but I can change my reaction towards them and how I deal with them. <-- I agree with this. You can't really change other people's impressions and including their feelings and the way they foresee life. Let us just respect each of us. :)

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