Serenity isn’t just about the 12 steps. It’s about coping with life. This last year has been a real roller coaster for me. I had some successes and I also had some health problems that frightened me so much that it made me even sicker. The Serenity Prayer became my mantra and I began to pray hard and often when the fear took over.
We often think this prayer is just for folks in recovery but really, so many people have turned to it in difficult times. I am inspired by my aunt, Colette, who lost two daughters to Cystic Fibrosis. She watched her daughters slowly and inevitably die over the course of fifteen years. When I showed her my artwork, she shared with me how the Serenity Prayer got her through the toughest years of her life.