2012 New Year New You – Control What You Can

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.

I

 think the most important part of the serenity prayer the last part. The discernment to know the difference between what you can change and what you can change your life. i believe many of us spend countless hours worrying about things that we have absolutely no control over. I believe if we just spent a fraction of that time working on the things we can control, we would navigate through life easier. Sure there would still be problems and bad days, things would still blind side us, but hopefully we’d be better prepared to handle them

I don’t remember how I stumble on the blog entry that inspired this post, it was probably twitter, but Tiny Buddha’s post 50 Things You Can Control Right Now is an awesome list. You should definitely give it a look and pick a choose a few you’d like to implement in your own life or add your own.

I’m going to start off with some of the smaller things and hope for a snowball effect that will lead to the bigger tasks.  The 10 things that I’m choosing to work on are… Continue reading

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