Got the "serenity prayer" from a friend via email recently:

God, grant us the...
Serenity to accept things we cannot change,
Courage to change the things we can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference
Patience for the things that take time
Appreciation for all that we have, and
Tolerance for those with different struggles
Freedom to live beyond the limitations of our past ways, the
Ability to feel your love for us and our love for each other and the
Strength to get up and try again even when we feel it is hopeless.

Wrote back to her with my Agnostic's version:

If there be a god or gods and he/she/it/they care and are amenable, grant us, if it be in your power to do so, to whatever extent you are able and willing to do so, the...

* Serenity to accept things we cannot change,
* Courage to change the things we can, and the
* Wisdom to know the difference
* Patience for the things that take time
* Appreciation for all that we have, and
* Tolerance for those with different struggles
* Freedom to live beyond the limitations of our past ways, the
* Ability to feel your love for us if you exist,
* Or the ability to do without it if you do not,
* and our love for each other and the
* Strength to get up and try again even when we feel it is
hopeless and
* Even when we realize that you aren't really there.

AND THEN THE FIGHT STARTED . . .

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