There have been many things going on in my life that test me in every way. I feel like I am at the point where I would break into a thousand shattered piece of porcelain. But it seems that my body and mind won’t let that happen. It knows that I can take it and keep going.
Now, I’m not a religious person, but this prayer calms me, centers me. Maybe if you are having the same feelings in life this might help you too.
God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.
By Reinhold Niebuhr
Live each day to the fullest. Smile at every star. And always love yourself.