God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
by the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr
When someone we love is no longer here, we are left with memories of days gone by and the times we spent with them. Most memories are good to recall, but what about the ones that are painful and stem from the times when mistakes were made or words were said that, now, take the form of regret.
The prayer above is an excellent guideline to living and esp. living with memories that cannot be changed. The words talk about the things you can do something about and the things you can’t. That makes all the difference.
Have a great weekend and may your memories bring you warmth and peace.