Wednesday, October 18, 2006

My Favorite Quote

During the weekend, I reflected on my favorite quote. It means that much to me that I put it up above my computer monitor (and Pumpkin) so I have to look at it often. I'm not really the type to dwell on things that I can't change like the past or other people. Instead, I do think about the many ways that I can affect my surroundings and keep myself from looking at a bad situation in the near future that was at one point correctable. I guess my lack of intense worry about many things comes across very unaffected but I think it's more attributable to Saint Francis of Assisi's quote:

Lord grand me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can, and
the wisdom to know the difference.

I assume that I'll always be working to attain that level of wisdom.


Fred said...

I've always loved this quote. Now, you have to tell us why you have a pumpkin on top of your monitor.

LoraLoo said...

A very good quote, indeed. Funny that I didn't really start to understand it until I got to about ohhhh, this age.

Lucy Stern said...

We are all a work in progress. It is a good quote and one that we all need to work on. Good luck.

BeckEye said...

I just like to shout, "SERENITY NOW!" :)

Cathy said...

"Lord grand me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change"

Yep, I've been dealing with this over the past few months. After reconnecting with a past love has been difficult. I'm learning to "deal" with the things that cannot change. Even though I can't change the ending of said love affair, I can change, with his help, to that of a friendship relationship. He's been good about the whole thing too.

100% agreement, we are all a work-in-progress. Since I'm never going to be perfect, I will always strive for perfection.

Anonymous said...

I love the Serenity Prayer but I hate to be the one to tell you its not St. Francis' quote, it's by a guy named Neibur Reinhold. I hate correcting people, don't get mad ok?

Teri said...

As you can imagine I am having a lot of anxiety right this minute. Every time the broken record keeps playing in my head, I am thinking about this quote. I can't change the fact that I am having a c-section, but I am trying to change my attitude about how I feel about it.