S Serenity (noun) – a state of being calm or tranquil

Through the years, I have kept the following prayer posted on my computer monitor at home and at work.

“God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

From time to time I might change the last line to “…and the wisdom to hide the bodies of those who ticked me off.”

In today’s world it is harder and harder to find serenity. We seem to be constantly assaulted by noise. Outside traffic races by – engines racing, brakes squealing, horns honking . Inside phones ring and ding, people chatter, doors slam. Serenity is shredded.

When I crave serenity I head to the sea. There’s still noise but the call of the gulls and the crash of the waves is soothing music to my soul.


Where do you find your serenity?


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