Friday, October 16, 2015

The Serenity prayer meets Type A lupus chick

Question:
What does this lupus patient recite as she's lying in bed, thinking of all the things she didn't get done that day?

Answer:
Grant me the serenity 
To accept the things I cannot change
(Like I need 8-9 hours of sleep at night; I'm never going to get everything done I want to before 10pm; I'm going to be mad about having to leave things unfinished) 

The courage to change the things I can 
(Resisting the urge to check email after 9:30pm; writing a more reasonable after-the-kids-go-to-bed-to-do list; learning to just stop in the middle of something)

And the wisdom to know the difference
(My driven, finish-at-all-costs instinct isn't going to change, but my willingness to put stuff off until the morning can, realizing that my health and wellness are depending on it!) 

Here's to getting the rest we need, readjusting our expectations, and living well, despite lupus!




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