The famous AA Serenity Prayer says: “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can & the wisdom to know the difference”. I think I have had an ‘ah ha’ moment.
I just returned from visiting my 84yo mother & 92yo step-father. Guess what my ‘ah ha’ moment was? They DO NOT WANT my input.
I have spent sleepless nights worrying about their next steps (in relation to their living situation, 2 story home). I have filled endless days worrying about what will happen the next time they call 911 to pick my step-father up off the floor or they call their 70yo neighbor & he finally says “no, sorry, this time I cannot come over”.
On the airplane ride home the epiphany hit me. My parents have NOT asked for my help OR MY ADVISE! W O W …. this is an eye opener! I am taking a deep breath, even as I write. Whose business am I in, as Byron Katie asks? I am going to practice being in my own business & in the moment.
Can ANYONE else relate? IF SO, Please comment … Submitted by Toby