Most of my friends and family have heard me quote the Serenity prayer or some version of it (because I can never remember it exactly right) repeatedly through the past couple of decades (quoted below). One of my all-time favorite quotes is from Baz Luhrmann’s song Everybody’s Free. “Don’t worry about the future. Or know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.” Why do I point these two items out? Because so many people believe that worrying, while not helpful, isn’t harmful. They couldn’t be more wrong.
The Serenity Prayer:
God, grant 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.
Whether or not you believe in God, and even if you take His name out, it’s still a very wise turn of phrase. When you think about it…
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