God, 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.
Living one day at a time,
One moment at a time;
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
Taking this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it;
trusting that things will be okay.
(This poem/prayer comes from Christianity, but I think the main sentiments can be adapted for any religion or lack thereof. Personally, I don’t believe in God at the moment, so I cut out and changed parts of it to a version that I like. I kept the “God, ” part in the beginning because it felt weird to me to not address someone, but I’m thinking of it as more of “the universe.”)
I read this a lot in the time after my uncle and then grandmother died.