I am not religious in a christian sense but I've always liked this prayer.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the strength to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
Words to live by right? I'm trying to apply this to a few areas of my Mothering that I'm struggling with..
-I can't change the ages and abilities of my children, but I can change my outlook towards it.
-I can't make Harper sleep any better at night but I can go to bed earlier to catch some more sleep myself
-I can't keep trying to make the whole "meal at dinner time" thing work when it is clearly causing more upset than it's worth. I can look for other ways for us to spend time together as a family and different approaches to keeping bellies full and me not chained to the kitchen.
-I can't change the amount of money coming in but I can change the way I spend that amount.
-I can't expect to have a clean house all the time with small children and a puppy. I can learn to let things go that aren't important.
-I can't get time alone to exercise every day but I can get it a couple of times a week.
-I can't be perfect but I can give myself a break and do the best that I can.
I'm playing along with The Byron Life for Monday Mama.