When Reality Readjusts Our Lives Without Our Permission


Sometimes, an obligation, mistake, accident or simply another person can tear a hole in the order of life.  We get reminded that we are so much not in control as we would like to think.  The initial result of this can be quite annoying or downright unpleasant.  Getting back our sense of order and control can be sped up with this simple prayer, whether or not you actually believe in God:

"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."

Remember the times when taking a different path at first seemed worrisome, but then turned out to be better for you.

Finally, sleep on it.  Take a little time.  Answers you don't have now will naturally occur as more is revealed about the situation.

All Best,
Cheryl Deaner, LMFT