A Mouthful

When someone would say something full of wisdom, my granny would say “now you’ve said a mouthful.”  I can’t control other people nor can I wish away hatred, racism, evil, divisiveness and bigotry.  However, I have found that the simplicity of the Serenity Prayer speaks volumes.  Although it has been adopted by AA members, it should be labeled the common sense creed.  If all humans started each morning saying and living those words, life would be better.  I’m not saying utopia, but our everyday lives would improve.  This one bears repeating because as my granny would say, it’s a mouthful of wisdom.

God, grant us the…
Serenity to accept things we cannot change,
Courage to change the things we can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference
Patience for the things that take time
Appreciation for all that we have, and
Tolerance for those with different struggles
Freedom to live beyond the limitations of our past ways, the
Ability to feel your love for us and our love for each other and the
Strength to get up and try again even when we feel it is hopeless.
Ronda Lee
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Ronda is an attorney, writer, and entrepreneur. She is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post. Originally from Chicago, she has lived in Los Angeles and New York. She loves to travel and is passionate about education equity, especially for first generation college students.