Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change ...

My unpredictable daycare schedule, the colds and flus that the kids bring through the door, other people's behaviour, the whims of children ...

The courage to change the things I can ...

Writing a newsletter to my parents to confront some of the issues that keep arising, find a way to prevent my second job from putting my weekends into limbo, start one Christmas project, smile ....

And the wisdom to know the difference.

‘I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest.’
John Buchan

Another quote I found on wisdom that made me smile and think:

‘We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it—and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit on a hot stove lid again—and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.’
Mark Twain

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