It was an intense December that literally flew by. With work, family and friends, I couldn’t have wrapped up 2012 any better. Released our beta at work, made time to catch up between family and friends and tried to find pockets of solitude time. There are things I’m beginning to understand more as I get older.
At least I always think I do and as the old year gives way to the new year rolling in, I get older and realise I’m still learning and probably will never stop. In the cusp of years changing, I’ve learnt a hard lesson that among the joy, there is and always will be sadness. At the same time, a trust is building. One that is quite absent of logic and is all faith. One that was so serendipitously strengthen by a prayer that a dear friend unknowingly sent when I most needed it.
God, give me the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace.
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.
Emphasis is all mine.
My first week of 2013 pretty much sums up life. There will be ups, there will be downs and each day is an opportunity to learn to surrender.
Here’s to a blessed 2013 to you and your loved ones.