The only thing you can change is yourself.


The Serenity Prayer

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


(Add a Deity or Higher Power of your choice at the beginning of the prayer if you wish.)

After twenty years of struggle I have made a little sense of this simple prayer.  I know I cannot change another person, nor do I have the right to try.  I cannot change the world.  What I need is the courage to change myself.  I am the only thing in this cosmos I can truly change.  That is immensely difficult to accept, and even more difficult to make meaningful progress in.  All a good guy can do is try.


The only thing you can change is you

Everything else you try to change

Is either impossible, meaningless, or strange

The good thing is that when you change you

The world and everything in it changes too


words and picture by jack collier

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