Experientialist: a collector of experiences, especially one-of-a-kind.
Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?
Of course I do, this is a blog that has it’s own page dedicated to Aphorisms!
But the one I always come back to is not one I can take credit for – it is the Serenity Prayer:
The original is attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr (wikipedia):
God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.
Here is another one I should, uhm, remember more often:
Title of a book by Joyce Meyer
And then there is the one that I remember and try to live by daily:
In looking at these, I have come to the conclusion that the reason why I return to them is that they encourage acceptance, tolerance and fair dealing. Not a bad threesome to have at the forefront of my mind! Thank you Daily Prompt!