God grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change; courage to change the things that I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Most of us are familiar with the “Serenity Prayer” originally penned by Reinhold Niebuhr. It’s a staple for those striving toward sobriety. It’s a quick “go-to” for times when our own patience is running low. It even has it’s own cult-following resulting in humorous internet memes with witty edits referring to coffee in place of courage or wisdom for staying out of jail and/or knowing where to hide bodies.
What I didn’t realize until recently, there’s more to the prayer than the verse most of us can recite by heart. Actually – a lot more.Keep reading