Serene Prayers

The Serenity Prayer

Lord, please 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.

Was idly thumbing through a teenage fiction, feeling wistful that I had outgrown the world of fantasy when the above prayer leaped out from between - beyond? - the pages to ensnare, to enrapture.

The courage to act. The courage to not act. The wisdom to differentiate.

A beautifully succinct poem. Just wanted to share, I guess.