At the risk of being egotistical, and knowing that one should not mess with perfection, I would like to suggest adding a sentence to the Serenity Prayer. As we all know, the serenity prayer goes "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." I would like to add a sentence that says..."and the commonsense to realize what's worth changing and what isn't." So often, I can influence something, but the consequences and the nuisance value are self-defeating. Sometimes even things I think I can change are better left alone. I have to remeber that I am not responsible for fixing everything and everybody. ..that everybody has their own God and I am certainly not it.
Today I pray that God gives me the commonsense to know what's worth trying to change and what is not...and that I have the self restraint to let go.