Serenity Prayer & Slogans
This prayer can be extremely helpful because it encourages us to turn to a Power greater than ourselves in sorting out what we can and cannot do.
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
Let It Begin With Me – This is a way to change the things we can – especially our own attitudes – instead of waiting for everyone else to change to suit us.
Let Go and Let God – Instead of relying upon our ego or self-will to direct our lives and the lives of others, we draw upon the strength, wisdom, and compassion of a Power greater than ourselves.
Easy Does It – Instead of struggling harder or “forcing solutions”, this slogan reminds us if we adopt a kinder, more relaxed attitude, we may be able to see the situation more clearly and act more appropriately.
First Things First – This slogan encourages us to take a moment to set priorities. Before we react, we can ask ourselves what is the primary importance right now.
Live and Let Live – This slogan not only encourages us to make a special effort to treat ourselves well, but it also encourages us to grant others the dignity to make decisions for themselves and allow them to deal with the results.
Think – This slogan reminds us that instead of automatically reacting to every provocation, request, or demand that comes along, we can “Think” before we act, making choices that are in our best interest.
Keep it Simple – When we are overwhelmed this slogan reminds us to slow down and take things step by step rather than all at once.
Progress, Not Perfection – Although the process of recovery is steady, sometimes it is slower than we might wish. This slogan reminds us not to expect perfection as we continue on the path of recovery.
How Important is It? – The perspective we gain when we apply this slogan makes it possible to set aside petty worries, minor irritations and baseless judgments so that we might celebrate the extraordinary richness and wonder that life offers.
Just For Today – This slogan is a commitment to set aside the past and the future and live in this one day only. When we deal with today only, seemingly impossible projects, small risks or little changes become manageable.
Keep An Open Mind – We never know where we will find inspiration or help. If we “keep an open mind”, we make ourselves available to receive that help, no matter where it comes from.
Listen and Learn – This slogan reminds us if we have the self-discipline to be quiet and pay attention to others’ words, we can learn a tremendous amount about ourselves and the world.