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.
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
Alright, I haven’t made a new post in a week and it’s not from want of trying. I have literally been experiencing the domino effect and it’s all because of Hurricane Sandy. At least that’s what I’m going to blame it all on.
I’m pretty sure many of you have heard of Hurricane Sandy and if you live on the East Coast you became intimately acquainted with her. Hurricane Sandy aka Frankenstorm or Super Storm wasn’t your usual hurricane, but I’m not going to try to pretend to know what a usual hurricane is like and I would be foolish to try to give you the technical details about this ‘unusual’ hurricane. All I know for sure is there was a winter storm approaching from the Midwest that could collide with the tropical — Hurricane Sandy and if that happened then it would create Frankenstorm (a Halloween pun, I’m sure). Well they collided.
This list will definitely grow over the coming months as I read new books and rediscover old ones. I suspect there will be a new-found respect or perhaps even love for the rediscovered books or perhaps not or maybe I’ll ask myself what in the world did I find so great about this.