Springtime always brings a sense of new beginnings for me. Much more so than New Year's resolutions, in springtime I find myself resolving to move more, eat better, take care of myself with more regularity. I also find myself willingly cleaning out the garage and closets. There's a reason why we call it spring cleaning, right? Who wants to do that in the winter? I open up windows, crank the tunes, and get rid of the clutter. As the season changes, so do we. Change is good.
The "serenity prayer" is all about change. It is attributed to American theologian Rienhold Neibuhr and has become familiar to most of us. Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step programs use it. The prayer contains the following lines, which have become a mantra and daily meditation for me, as I pull weeds, garden or walk the dog.
Give me the serenity to accept what cannot be changed,
Please share with me in the comments---I want to know and maybe encourage you.