I am missing the serenity of the beach.
I met this word in the late 1990s when a colleague shared the serenity prayer with me. I have always thought of that prayer, especially as I have lost touch with him.
The prayer he gave me was published on a tiny card. I kept this card for many years with all my other cards and travelled with it everywhere I went. This card stood out as it was the only one with words. These words were truly special.
“God grant me the serenity
To accept the things
I cannot change
To change the things I can and
Wisdom to know the difference.”
A powerful prayer. I have since enjoyed using the word serenity and mentioned the prayer to my friends. I’m glad I can use the word to describe other calm settings where one feels soothed after the experience.
I wonder if that is what the prayer was meant to do.