Friday, July 6, 2012

Five Minute Friday - Story


It's FRIDAY! That means it's time for another Five Minute Friday where, we, as our hostess and inspiration, Lisa-Jo Baker, puts it, write "For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not." 

Actually, it's been several weeks since I've had five spare minutes to sit down and write at all on Fridays...or any other day it. Life has been full and crazy lately and it seems that I've not had near enough to time to do the things that I'd like to be doing. But...I've got the morning free, so here goes...

Go...

Story. Everybody's got one. But sometimes that story isn't all that we would like it to be. Life isn't what we imagined it would be and we're tired of it. So what do we do? We change what we can change and accept what we cannot as God's will for our lives.

When I was a child I remember this prayer hanging on my parents wall and I'd like to share it with you today...


The 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.
Amen.

--Reinhold Niebuhr

Stop!

Have a blessed Friday, Sweet Ladies!

All My Love,
~Rebecca

1 comment:

  1. Ohhh i love that prayer!! Soooo good.
    I don't think I'd read it all the way thru before today. Thank you!
    (Doesn't that 5 mins just go too fast).

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