With all that is within me,
I will choose serenity,
accepting the things I cannot change,
standing courageous to change the things I can,
and seeking wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hard work as a path to peace;
taking this broken world as it is,
not as I would have it;
affirming that things are what they are,
no matter how I may feel about them;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
and ready when it is over.
(c) Copyright 2019, Greg Sanders (all due respect to Reinhold Niebuhr)