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.”
~~ Reinhold Niebuhr
This quote is actually piggy backing off the one from yesterday (thank goodness I haven’t lost to many minutes due to being angry today). I have a thorn in my side of a colleague and I am trying my very best not to be nasty, but she is really starting to get to me.
I started repeating the “Serenity Prayer” and as I did it brought back the memory of my grandmother saying this Prayer. She would always say it when someone would tick her off to the point where she wanted to have words with them or as she would say “cut them”. On that front my grandmother and I are very much alike — hot tempered, high strung, strong willed, and not much for letting people treat us any kind of way.
Having said this a few times today, I have come to the conclusion that this person means me no good and for whatever her reason(s) she has it in for me. Now that I am fully aware of this and I can’t change her mind, I am at peace with it.
And I am a little bit wiser today, too.