Monday, August 8, 2011

Hard earned Wisdom!

As I am getting older, I am beginning to feel like I am wising up,,, just a little. Things that normally would have tripped me up, seem just like another hurdle I have to clear. I actually used to run track and I did the hurdles, they are not easy to clear. If by a fraction of an inch, you don't bring your foot up with your leg, your toe can hit the hurdle and knock it down... and usually you go with it.
Life has given me a few hurdles, some I have cleared, and some I haven't. This week has a few hurdles that I must jump, I pray that I will rise up enough to clear them. Seems so simple, but it's not. So I will remember this Serenity Prayer and remember who to call on for help and courage! Night dear friends!

The Serenity Prayer
By Reinhold Neibuhr

God grant that I might have
The courage to change the things I can,
The serenity to accept the things I cannot,
And the wisdom to know the difference

" Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets."  ~ Frederick Douglass

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning.”

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