Although written by Reinhold Niebuhr, the Serenity Prayer is often attributed to AA (Alcoholics Anonymous).  It is a prayer which may lead to a healthy way of living.

From Acceptance:  The Way to Serenity and Peace of Mind by Vincent P. Collins, St. Meinrad, IN:  Abbey Press.

God, grant me the
SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change;
COURAGE to change the things I can;
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.  Amen.

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