Repeat me. Repeat me.

@AmbiePam (49492)
United States
August 9, 2018 9:10pm CST
I have been so stressed out. Lately, I have been remembering the Serenity Prayer, which is often thought of in relation to Alcoholics Anonymous, although many outside of that use it for inspiration. Specifically, the part where they talk about accepting the things you cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference, really stands out. I pray anyway, but I really appreciate things like Serenity Prayer. Do you remind yourself of anything when you are stressed? I like to remind myself of my blessings as well. Hey, any churchgoers remember the hymn, "Count Your Blessings"?I Oh, to be able to afford a massage right about now!
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@snowy22315 (48983)
• United States
10 Aug
Sorry you have been stressed..The Serenity Prayer is a good one. However, I can't really think of that prayer without the Seinfeld episode where Frank Costanza keeps yelling "Serenity Now." However, I hope you can find some!
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@AmbiePam (49492)
• United States
10 Aug
That's hilarious.
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@snowy22315 (48983)
• United States
11 Aug
@AmbiePam It really was!
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@peavey (16788)
• United States
10 Aug
Now that hymn is going around and around in my mind. It's something to remember, for sure, and it's so easy to focus on what's wrong that we forget all about what's right. Granted, sometimes it seems like the "wrong" things are so much bigger than the "right" things at the moment. Still, focusing on what is right helps us deal better with what is wrong.
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@AmbiePam (49492)
• United States
10 Aug
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@sharon6345 (130659)
• United States
10 Aug
I don't know that song I am not a church goer but I love the son I am blessed. I listen to it a few times a day.
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@NJChicaa (42193)
• United States
10 Aug
I need a massage too.
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@JustBhem (39205)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Aug
I know I am too stress for these past weeks because of coughing and colds, sometimes I want to give in. But whenever I feel that now, I always keep reminding myself about the good and the support the boyfriend is showing me.
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@AmbiePam (49492)
• United States
10 Aug
You do a good job, girl. You are an inspiration.
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@JustBhem (39205)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Aug
@AmbiePam Thanks. Everyone here is also an inspiration.
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@YrNemo (13335)
12 Aug
I often chant to myself (silently) the prayer of St Francis d'Assisi, Lord, make me an instrument of your peace... (to prevent myself from being aggressive & impulsive!) .
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@AmbiePam (49492)
• United States
12 Aug
Good idea.
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@cintol (6830)
• United States
10 Aug
Some things can not be changed so easily but a massage is a good way to go!
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@AmbiePam (49492)
• United States
10 Aug
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@toniganzon (51593)
• Philippines
10 Aug
When I'm stressed, I turn to mylot or Netflix, or play with my dog.
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@AmbiePam (49492)
• United States
10 Aug
Playing with our dogs is a great stress reliever!
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@bunnybon7 (36883)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Aug
i keep telling myself i can make it. that i have been worse. just breathe and have faith.
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@allknowing (66477)
• India
10 Aug
We sang that song while at school. I know this serenity prayer as well. Life is easy when one is able to see the silver lining in a cloud. Hope you found that silver lining
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@GardenGerty (100327)
• United States
10 Aug
I am so sorry you are having difficult times. I know "Count Your Blessings".And the Serenity Prayer.
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@Hannihar (38107)
10 Aug
@AmbiePam When I am stressed all I can think of is what I am stressed about.
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@LadyDuck (162943)
• Switzerland
10 Aug
I am no more a church goer, I do not remember that song, but may be I never heard that son in my country.
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@SRSaba (1005)
• Chennai, India
10 Aug
I like to remind myself of my blessings! good, keep it up!!
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@andriaperry (53056)
• United States
10 Aug
I pray and ask God to take over, get it done for me.
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@JudyEv (125729)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Aug
I'm sorry you're so stressed. The Serenity Prayer is really special I feel. When I am in a situation I don't like I say to myself this time tomorrow it will all be over. This of course only works if the problem is very short-term but it does help me.
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• Philippines
10 Aug
I never experience having a massage, good for you. I agree that we should count our blessings more.
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@xiaolisu (1459)
• China
10 Aug
i usually wander around in a old work place when i am stress out or say something to a old friend in WeChat
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@Starmaiden (6570)
• Canada
10 Aug
Meditation helps me relax. I breathe deeply and recite the one word mantra "peace" upon the exhale. It works wonders for me.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Aug
When we are in the spiritual mind set there is no stress and it's amazing! I try my best to stay in that mind set. When my carnal mind starts speaking, I pray, read the Bible and sing worship music. =)