The Serenity Prayer
By Reinhold Niebuhr
God, grant us the serenity
to accept the things
we cannot change,
Courage to change the things we can,
and the wisdom
to know the difference.
On Joy and Sorrow
By Kahlil Gibran
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth
you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
I Live My Life in Widening Circles
I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not ever complete the last one,
but I give myself to it.
I circle around God, that primordial tower.
I have been circling for thousands of years,
and I still don’t know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?