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.
Helpful Thoughts and Affirmations
One day at a time.
Be gentle, and react softly.
Wait……more will be revealed.
What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
I don’t have to have all the answers.
Be grateful for whatever is good today.
Spend energy on something positive and helpful.
Just let it go.
Traditions steeped in guilt are not healthy and productive. Find another way to remember.
Trust in the process of life.
Wounds are an opportunity to heal and grow.
Step back and watch (the whirlwind).
The future is never limited by what we can see right now.
There’s nothing wrong with us that can’t be fixed by what’s right with us…assets are the key.
HALT—don’t get too hungry, angry, lonely or tired!
I will no longer be manipulated.
Seen on wall decor: “Sometimes God calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.”
Respect, dignity, comfort, love.
There is no tug of war if you drop your end of the rope.
We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
Try to be “strong in the broken places.” (Ernest Hemingway and Richard M. Cohen)
Progress, not perfection.
Find your inner hero; suffering awakens new capabilities.
“The question isn’t are you going to suffer anymore, it’s what will it have meant when you are through?” (Justin McRoberts from his CD “Deconstruction”)