Authentic Compassion

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Thought I was through blogging for 2009 but tonight reading another blogger's New Year's musings - I remembered something special I like to share with you - we all hear the first part frequently - but the complete prayer means so much more. I have posted this before, too many people only associate it with Alcoholics Anonymous. The Serenity Prayer is appropriate for us ending 2009 and looking to the future - walking one day at a time in our challenges but knowing - there will be storms but the same God who controls the storms is our refuge from them. Bless y'all - it is good on Buhlaland and we trust you receive serenity this year also.

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.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that 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


Kelly or Alex said...

Words to strive to live by. Happy New Year!

KathyB. said...

I have never read the rest of the poem, very wise words..."trusting that He will make all things right..." yes! Happy New Year Skip and LindaSue.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Love your blog header! I have always loved this prayer. And I have never known the rest of it. Just lovely. blessings,Kathleen

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Wonderful poem, wasn't aware of the rest of it and thank you for sharing. I caught a glimpse of the Blue Moon and city folk! What do they know?! When you never look up, you think the entire world is at your feet.

Vickie said...

I don't care where it came from but it's a good poem! I'd heard the first part but not the second - glad you posted all of it - I think we can all apply it to our lives.

Pretty photo, too! I pray that 2010 will be a good year for Skip and Linda Sue! Best wishes! From your fellow "bubbette"!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Thank you all for commenting - our lives are so interesting and sometimes terrifying and usually funny - God makes sure it isn't boring on Buhlaland.
We do trust He will make all things right - take a real burden off humans to allow God to judge and decide destinies.