DAILY HAPPINESS TIP #14- Accept the Things You Cannot Change

This is the first line in the serenity prayer: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things that I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Our inherent stubbornness is often the culprit why we find it so difficult to follow this advice (or perhaps we basically are not yet wise enough to know the difference). We need to always remind ourselves that by insisting on trying to change the things we simply cannot change, we set ourselves up to become frustrated no end.

You cannot change your situation if you got stuck in traffic because of a road accident and you’re running late for an appointment…Dang! But you can change your attitude towards the incident. You can call the person you are meeting and advise that you’ll be late, then turn on the radio or CD player and listen to good music as you thank the Lord that it was not you who is involved in that accident.


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rv said...

and when one is frustrated, he would say or do hurtful things to people around that could ruin relationships and lead to more unhappiness.

alluring mom said...

i did...that is why i thank God for giving me a chance to forgive and let my life move on despite of the trials and pain i had before...:)

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