Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.

The courage to change the things that I can,

And the wisdom to know the difference.

A calm, serene lake amongst mountains.
A calm, serene lake and landscape photo by Bri Schneiter on

I turn to those wise words when I’m struggling. There are things that I cannot change, one of them is that I am in pain at the moment. A recurring injury has dragged my mood down over the past few days.

I find serenity in accepting this. It is what it is and for now there will be discomfort and frustration. I cannot do what I would like to do. The universe is telling me to rest and recuperate.

I do have the courage to tolerate the pain. It will pass.

What I have to do is be grateful for what I’ve got. I have supermarkets and pharmacies nearby. I won’t go hungry and I won’t be writhing around in agony.

Having the wisdom to know the difference between acceptance and action is something I continue to work on. I am not wise, nor am I enlightened.

I am working towards both. As to how close I get… That is still to be revealed.

Towards the top of this article is a placid, calm, serene landscape. I am aiming for that level of serenity with my frustrated and mildly turbulent mind.

I shall keep moving forwards. I hope that you do too.

All the best!

Matt The Happy Human 🙂

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Andrew says:

    Love this, acceptance is the most valuable tool we have:)

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  2. beth says:

    acceptance and gratitude, both. these will get you through. sorry for your pain and you are going to win.

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