Sunday, October 30, 2005

Serenity, Courage and Wisdom

God, give us 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.

~Reinhold Niebuhr, 1934

I know this is a common, famous saying, but I sure do like it. So many things we approach with the attitude of "I don't like it! I'm going to change it! Screw the rest of you!" Sometimes, we're right. Sometimes, we're wrong. I wish I had the wisdom to know the difference EVERY time.


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