Life has a way of knocking you over, doesn’t it? All of those positive thoughts and all of that good intention. All of that love and all of those smiles. All of the pain in my eyes still seems to show pretty strong through all of those other things. Our eyes are the window to our soul and my soul has taken some pretty harsh beatings all of my life. My body is battered and my soul is pretty shaken up and broken too. My life, from the very beginning, has been so, so much pain. The breaks in between the pain have been nice, and yet, I have lived a life of pain. I am learning how to know this and to deal with this now. Some days I can. Today, I just can’t. And so, I keep my daily practice of coming here, to honor me, if only by coming here at all. I am thankful and I am enough. I am telling you that you are enough and that I am thankful for you. If you find yourself like me today, let that be enough. I love you.
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.