“God grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.”
– Reinhold Niebuhr
How can we keep the bad moods of other people from affecting us? How can we keep our own serenity when there is chaos and stress all around us?
One way is to keep this serenity prayer close by, to know that we cannot change other persons, places or things, and to understand and accept that we can change only ourselves.
And we can pray for the wisdom to really know this in all situations.
Today, I trust that when I ask, God gives me the wisdom to know that I am responsible for my own feelings, guiding me to know that I can change only myself.