Friday, Aug. 5, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Changing our attitudes
Our prayer is, “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.” We say this prayer at least once a day because, although we must accept the things we cannot change today, they may, in fact, change tomorrow.
This seems to be a paradox, yet once we truly and completely accept something, it begins to change. While the objective fact remains unchanged, our attitude toward it and our relationship to it have changed. It is with our attitudes toward people and things that we must learn to live.
Am I changing my attitudes?
Higher Power, help me live fully today, neither forward nor backward, but here and now.
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