In the past few days, i was fortunate to have found a long lost friend, through youtube. I’ve been an avid follower of his blog until he stopped blogging some years ago. Upon getting in touch with him, i learnt that he has been through some tough times and is getting back onto his feet. He’s a special guy. and So is is boyfriend. And after learning of their story and their life’s struggles, i was compelled to reflect on the human paradox of the two things in life which are in and out of our control.
Like they say, “Shit Happens.” And indeed they do.
But we cant control what sort of shits that were to befall us.
What we can do, is control how we respond to what happened, regardless to what it is.
Each of us would have our own remedy for the shits that life throw at us; here’s mine, and it’s called The Serenity Prayer. : )
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Be in control.