THE SERENITY PRAYER
God, Grant me
to Accept the things
I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.
Taking, as He
did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
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 ~
The New Ten Commandents
1. Thou shall not worry,
for worry is the most unproductive
of all human activities.
2. Thou shall not be fearful,
for most of the things we fear
never come to pass.
3. Thou shall not cross bridges
before you come to them,
for no one yet has succeeded
in accomplishing this.
4. Thou shall face each problem
as it comes.
You can only handle one at a time anyway.
5. Thou shall not take problems
to bed with you,
for they make very poor bedfellows.
6. Thou shall not borrow other
They can better care for them than you can.
7. Thou shall not try to relive
for good or ill, it is forever gone.
Concentrate on what is happening in your life
and be happy now!
8. Thou shall be a good
for only when you listen
do you hear different ideas from your own.
It is hard to learn something new when you are talking,
and some people do know more than you do.
9. Thou shall not become "bogged
down" by frustration,
for 90% of it is rooted in self-pity
and will only interfere with positive action.
10. Thou shall count thy
never overlooking the small ones,
for a lot of small blessings add up to a big one.
This is Not intended in Any Way to
minimize God's Commandments!
May God grant you always ...
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel
So nothing can harm you,
Laughter to cheer you,
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.