I try not to engage in woe is me nor do I raise my fists to the heavens in anger.

People say I am strong but I just try to remain steady by going about my life one day at a time. Sometimes one hour at a time.

I leave it in the hands of the mighty Que será será…whatever will be will be.

Call it my version of a power greater than myself.

It is very hard to watch people you love keep falling down; you have to keep reminding yourself that you can’t be the one to get them up. They have to stand up on their own. You can love them, stay close and encourage but that’s all you can do.

Surrender can seem like giving up but for me it’s more like acceptance of a situation in which I have no control.

Wave the white flag and then wrap myself in it. Cease resistance.

And so I say: (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.

©janice fried 2018

I surrender, Que será será.

Here’s to a new year of hope and best intentions.