Serenity, Courage, Wisdom…

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. The passage above is called the Serenity Prayer. It is used frequently in Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step recovery programs.  It is simple yet extremely powerful.  I believe that if one fully embraces and lives in tune with the words of this prayer, he or she will live a much more peaceful and happy life. I dedicate this week’s post to the discussion … [Read more...]

Missing Tile Syndrome

Today’s post focuses on a concept introduced by author Dennis Prager in his book, “Happiness is a Serious Problem.”  I highly recommend this book as a concise and extremely informative book on the often elusive subject of happiness.  Dennis presents a number of life-changing philosophies in his book, but one of the best is the concept of the “missing tile syndrome.” Imagine this Scenario… Imagine that you are in a dentist’s office having your teeth cleaned and are thus focused on the ceiling … [Read more...]