Posted by: Judy | March 14, 2013

Adaptation of the Serenity Prayer…

Recently, Roots to Blossom has bravely shared a little of her very difficult story.

I didn’t want to hijack her post, yesterday, so I’m sharing here what went through my mind:

I finally learned to love the Serenity Prayer when I saw it taped to the computer of a blood donating facility. “God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to hide the bodies of those who really pissed me off.” Shortly after, I was following a car with the bumper sticker: “Don’t piss me off. I’m running out of places to hide the bodies.” Truthfully, to this day, I still think God was helping me to unearth my sense of humor. He knew the dark place I was in, and He was more than willing to hunt me down and drag me out, knowing He needed to start where I was.

I showed my counselor the “baby book” my NM created for me. He looked at the drawings and looked at me. Yep, my drawings screamed, “Abuse.” No one listened, then. I took myself to counseling for the first time in my early 30s. I only shared the scummy stuff on the surface. With my second counselor, in my late 30s, I shared a little more but quickly knew what I could and could not share. I could share a little deeper but not much. Then in my early 40s I started working with my last counselor. He heard it all, pretty much. I never had group therapy with my family. Ever. To be honest, it would have been a waste of time.

Change cannot occur as long as lies are the foundation.

Chapter 9: Stop Lying

Chapter 12: Humor

“A giggle a day keeps the glums away.”


  1. Thanks Judy, the quotes made me laugh. I need to hone my sense of humour too. 🙂

    • Glad you enjoyed them! They still make me laugh. 😀

  2. I love that Serenity prayer. Both our baby books gave the information for any one with eyes to see. But there is none so blind as those that refuse to see.

    • True.

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