Why “Honoring the Courage to Change”? Years ago, while working with those in recovery, I learned a prayer written by theologian Rheinhold Niebuhr and adopted by 12 Step Programs the world over.
It’s known as The Serenity Prayer:
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things that I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.”
This prayer is a point of reflection for me personally and reflects well the work done in therapy – finding the balance between acceptance and change and then finding the courage to make the changes that lead to peace of mind and spirit.