Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Gratitude for 2-27-2013 and Accepting What I Cannot Change

"Today I am grateful for that my emotional life is so much better than it was. I am grateful for being able to feel happy and to look forward to getting up in the morning".

There are so many emotions I want to feel! I know that I am an emotional eater and have realized that when I am bored, I want to eat. I am working on doing something beneficial rather than eating to rid myself of boredom. I know that I have put in place eating comfort foods to help me deal with unpleasant emotions I have experienced over my life time. 

I have been working on separating eating when I am hungry from eating when I am anxious. Some days are better than others I fully admit that. We recently had a bad storm blow through here and I was very anxious about losing power. I have absolutely NO Control over that so I believe I have to work on what I have control over and what I don't have control over and accepting life as it comes. The Serenity Prayer covers that. 

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
--Reinhold Niebuhr

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