Serene Sunday: Let It Be

My real life situation has required decisions concerning excepting the status quo or standing and fighting.  Fortunately, doing the latter stood out like a neon sign.  The problem has been gathering the mental energy to go the long haul.

Lately I’ve been thinking of the Serenity Prayer:

God, 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.

Of course, you don’t have to be spiritual to understand the sage advice.  I’ve found the most difficult part is accepting things I cannot change. Letting go of the desire to control a situation I cannot affect in any meaningful way is humbling.  This segues to today’s video, Let It Be, by the Beatles.

Let It Be – The Beatles – Lyrics

Uploaded by vH3L3N4v on 2008-06-14.

3 thoughts on “Serene Sunday: Let It Be

  1. Judiang!! I’m headed back to the US for work and my usual cross country tour of cities. What do you say we head here for dinner when I’m back in Chi-town?

    DMK’s sweet potato fries have ruined fries or “chips” for me from any other venue. 😉

  2. Sometimes it’s good to be still and listen — give you more energy for the fray afterwards. I’m rooting for you and praying for you.

  3. Hey Judi! I am sorry for not commenting much. I do read your blog.
    Your post to stop controlling what we cannot change is a reminder to all of us. I am glad that you know this and put it into practice. It can be a hard thing to do, but it’s worth it. I am rooting for you too!
    You are strong no matter what. You are capable of getting through anything.

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