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Monday’s Random Thought: Serenity Now January 12, 2015

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I found this heart rock on the beach this morning. A beautiful reminder that peace is available to us. If I could stumble upon this symbol of love (and so many other things to me) on a bed of millions of rocks, we can all find peace within, one step at a time.

I found this heart rock on the beach this morning. A beautiful reminder that peace is available to us. If I could stumble upon this symbol of love (and so many other things to me) on a bed of millions of rocks, we can all find peace within, one step at a time.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things that I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

I bet you have heard of the Serenity Prayer at least once in your life, right? A prayer that has become popular in The Twelve Step Program. If you haven’t, maybe you watched the Seinfeld episode, when Frank Castonza tries on repeating the mantra, “Serenity Now”, to help his blood pressure.

Serenity. We all desire peace. I feel confident in that assumption. At least once in your life you have felt the deep down desire to experience peacefulness, yes? More than likely during a time of chaos.

I bought a Serenity Prayer Candle from my daughter’s school magazine drive this fall and yesterday I decided to turn the message into the focus of “family church.” Lately we haven’t been going to an actual church on a regular basis and instead create our own version of “church” at home. Sitting around the candle I opened up the conversation as to how we could use this message in our lives.

The words are easy to memorize. Pretty easy to repeat. But to really think about them and reflect on their meaning is a whole other thing. So I shared with my kids and hubby that I would like to work on “letting go” of doing everything for them and allow them to fall and take responsibility to get back up without mama always coming to the rescue. They liked this. I was shocked as hell that the words even came out of my mouth. Now I really get to breathe that in and discover what that means for me as a mother, a woman a human being.

We all have our own perspective. Hearing these words for a long time they had a totally different and new meaning for me sitting around the table at family church yesterday morning.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things that I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

And if that doesn’t work, Serenity Now,
is always available. I invite you to be open to what that means for you in the moment. For today’s serenity could be far different than yesterday’s. Just know it is available and it is possible. This peace is waiting for you, right at the center of your being and it doesn’t mean chaos won’t still be happening around you. It’s about tapping into your wisdom and walking courageously through the door of serenity as you surrender the outcome asking for help along the way. This isn’t done over night, practice is usually required.

When will you begin the work? If you like company along the journey we can embark on it together, for I am practicing every day.

Jenny Gwinn McGlothern is a Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, she is passionate about all people, not just mamas, receiving an authentic physical, mental, emotional, spiritual refill. She says, “One cannot pour from an empty cup,” and offers her clients the possibility and power of pouring for themselves, first. She is also co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training (www.seattlelifecoachtraining.com), where the school “trains to transform lives.” You can find her on FaceBook, http://www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit her website: http://www.mamaneedsarefill.com)

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