Grant me the Serenity to accept
the things I cannot change
The Courage to change the things I can
And the Wisdom to know the difference
Often when the serenity IS granted you resist it, even though you have demonstrated courage and changed the things you can. Ponder the question, “Am I so addicted to the chaos, drama and confusion that I cannot accept the serenity, when it is granted?” The Big Book (pg. 417) of AA says “…acceptance is the answer to all my problems today…” This includes the acceptance of Serenity; for it is grace…the unmerited favor of God…the bestowal of blessings. The good news is what we resist persists; therefore, serenity is always available. You just have to lean into it and accept it.