(aknowledgements to Reinhold Neibuhr)

May I listen, learn, and acquire
the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change.
Courage to change the things I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Undertaking hardship to build
the pathway to peace.

Understanding this marvelous world
as it is, not as I would have it.
Working to make all things right,
to impart reason, and alleviate ignorance.

That I may be reasonably happy in this life,
by eliminating those things that create misery,
and assuage any suffering around me.
So be it. Peace and joy.