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.
I also find myself seeking warmth by the small flame of courage that burns in my heart.
Over the last few days, I've read about Lady Wisdom in the Book of Proverbs. I've been reminded that I am not she and she is not I, but we two are in relationship. And that is something. It is enough.
Today I am grateful for yesterday's sunrise, which took my breath away. I am grateful for the persnickety man who told me after that sunrise that I seemed mellow--an adjective that has been a stranger to me lately after many years of being a dear friend. I am grateful for those who have seen the fruits of my recent creative labors and found joy in them. I am grateful for the unflagging steadiness of my husband's and children's love. I am grateful for the prayers and kindness of all those who surround and buoy me with their loving intention.
I am so grateful to be alive on this new, precious day.