Quote of the Day — Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

~~ Reinhold Niebuhr

This quote is actually piggy backing off the one from yesterday (thank goodness I haven’t lost to many minutes due to being angry today).  I have a thorn in my side of a colleague and I am trying my very best not to be nasty, but she is really starting to get to me.

I started repeating the “Serenity Prayer” and as I did it brought back the memory of my grandmother saying this Prayer.  She would always say it when someone would tick her off to the point where she wanted to have words with them or as she would say “cut them”.  On that front my grandmother and I are very much alike — hot tempered, high strung, strong willed, and not much for letting people treat us any kind of way.

Having said this a few times today, I have come to the conclusion that this person means me no good and for whatever her reason(s) she has it in for me.  Now that I am fully aware of this and I can’t change her mind, I am at peace with it.

And I am a little bit wiser today, too.

Quote of the Day — Angry

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I came across this quote, I had to stop and think of the powerful meaning behind this seemingly simple statement.  I thought about something that happened at work on Friday and left me seething for a good portion of the day and I had to keep reminding myself that the person who threw me under the bus has moved on, but yet I could not.  So if I go according to this than I lost about 5 or 6 hours of happiness Friday.   Now that really burns me up. 😡

But I did come up with a really good revenge plan.  👿 bahwahwah

Quote of the Day — Happiness

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.
(And speak from the heart to be heard.)”

~~ William W. Purkey

William W. Purkey is an author and professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the founder of Invitational Education and co-founder of the International Alliance of Invitational Education (IAIE), which “is dedicated to democratic principles, its mission is to enhance life-long learning, promote positive change in organizations, cultivate the personal and professional growth and satisfaction of educators and allied professionals, and enrich the lives of human beings personally and professionally.”

Quoted from International Alliance of Invitation Education website.