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Sweet Serenity, Come Live In Me

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sweet Serenity, come live within me
I implore with gentle invitation.
Sweep away all concerns and enmity
Infuse me with deep appreciation!
Fill me with Heaven's own dear confidence
In the choices I choose to make this day!
Lord grace me with Your embrace and presence
Make my heart strong and true as is Your way.
Lend me the wisdom to know what to do.
Give me the will to see it through I pray,
With energy needed to continue
In my quest for a wealth of health today!

Rejoicing in this new day of Supreme grace
Wrapped in His embrace I've found my own place.

Each new day is balanced with both pro's and con's, light and dark, high's and low's. I've come to understand that if there are no challenges, no struggles to sharpen my serenity sword on, then I fall into either apathy or complacence and neither of those states are good for me. I've been fighting a strange sleep disorder in which I find it hard to stay awake for long periods of time. Whether that is a condition of my constant low level depression from being bipolar and over my physical and financial deficit, I don't know, or if it's just a part. I felt myself starting to spiral down into a deep depression and so I immediately said the Serenity prayer and then asked God to help me fill up with His joy. He answered immediately and I am pleased to pieces that I took the reins of control and instead of giving in to the darkness, I made way for the light.

So far today I've won a major battle.
Today I've eaten a banana with water.
Today I've eaten some healthy lentil vegetable soup.
Today I've done some stretching exercises.
Today I'm going to the fitness center to do my pool walking.
Today is a GOOD day because I chose to make it so.

With God and SparkPeople.com, I can't go wrong as long as I choose not to!

Love and all blessings, Pami emoticon
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  • 46A39P
    I love your writing and the Serenity Prayer. Hugs, Jean
    4383 days ago
    I hope each new day is better than the one before!
    4427 days ago
    Thank you for a wonderful blog . I need to keep remembering the Serenity Prayer because it does work. I am glad to see that it helped you. I hope you can get your sleepiness under control. That happened to me when I was on medication for pain as it was a muscle relaxant. I had to leave a job because of it or I would have been fired.

    I love reading your blogs and have subscribed to them. We are friends, I know that! emoticon
    4428 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    I spent about two hours going through my SparkFriends and I'm so disappointed to see how many of them have disappeared over the past year. emoticon They need this! I'm sure glad I have you!!! emoticon
    4428 days ago
    Today is a GOOD day because I chose to make it so. Thank you. I needed this blog today.

    4428 days ago
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    Sounds like you are doing very well with your program! Keep up the good work!
    4428 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your prayers today. I truly was b lessed by reading your page.
    4428 days ago
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