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    I'm having a struggle at work in the last few weeks, and today suddenly thought of the following quote

    which i think is incomplete

    "O God give me the strength to change the things I can and to accept things that I can't"

    Even those of us who are not religious can probability relate to this quote.

    Grade b
    I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

    13 Time Bracelet Winner



  • #2
    "O God give me the strength to change the things I can and to accept things that I can't"

    AND

    the wisdom to know the difference

    Morgan

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    • #3
      Hi Grade b

      - This is known as the Serenity Prayer.

      It has been adopted as a mantra by several organisations, most prominent of which is Alcoholics Anonymous. (I'm not sure if it is also used by Gamblers Anonymous, which would make it particularly relevant here...)

      Hiccup.

      Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
      4 Time Bracelet Winner


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      • #4
        "O God, give me the strength to change the things I can, and to accept the things I cannot, and a Smith and Wesson to deal with idiots who just won't listen."

        My own personal version.

        Double Bracelet Winner

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        • #5
          O Lord won't you give
          A full house with kings
          My friends all got flushes
          I must get a win
          Worked hard for this pot
          I don't want to fold in
          O Lord won't you give
          A full house with kings

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          • #6
            God grant me the serenity
            to accept the things I cannot change;
            courage to change the things I can;
            and wisdom to know the difference.

            Living one day at a time;
            Enjoying one moment at a time;
            Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
            Taking, as He did, this sinful world
            as it is, not as I would have it;
            Trusting that He will make all things right
            if I surrender to His Will;
            That I may be reasonably happy in this life
            and supremely happy with Him
            Forever in the next.
            Amen.

            --Reinhold Niebuhr

            Thought I'd post the full prayer, and credit the author.

            Bracelet Winner


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            • #7
              Originally posted by JDean View Post
              "O God, give me the strength to change the things I can, and to accept the things I cannot, and a Smith and Wesson to deal with idiots who just won't listen."

              My own personal version.

              No smith and wesson for you or when we make silly plays in the tank....(again) your be too tempted to use it

              Grade b
              I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

              13 Time Bracelet Winner


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              • #8
                When everything is glum, check out a squirrel that looks like a plum.

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                • #9
                  Just try and sing it like Janis, mon

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                  • #10
                    Coz hey, 2nd time I got da rockets at that table: So I AM praying (as I still made the final one [EDIT] I got them a 3rd time and Smelly Nellie didn't crack them (amazing), so at the break I'm running 3rd of 7 (pays 7 [EDIT2] In case you're wondering, I let an Uzbek get slightly under my skin and finished 5th. I shouldn't have, but I'll blame the horror beat - which I now consider officially over - and have another beer in preparation for the Drunk Tank.
                    Last edited by Don B. Cilly; Fri Mar 09, 2012, 11:22 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Every hour and every day I'm learning more
                      the more I learn, the less I know about before
                      The less I know, the more I wanna look around
                      Digging deep for clues on higher ground.

                      -UB40

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                      • #12
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ddnw...eature=related

                        "Mercedes Benz"

                        Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
                        My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.
                        Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
                        So Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

                        Oh Lord, won't you buy me a color TV ?
                        Dialing For Dollars is trying to find me.
                        I wait for delivery each day until three,
                        So oh Lord, won't you buy me a color TV ?

                        Oh Lord, won't you buy me a night on the town ?
                        I'm counting on you, Lord, please don't let me down.
                        Prove that you love me and buy the next round,
                        Oh Lord, won't you buy me a night on the town ?

                        Everybody!
                        Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
                        My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends,
                        Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
                        So oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

                        That's it!
                        "A weak player may be a nit but a nit is not necessarily a weak player"

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                        • #13
                          love it.
                          I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

                          13 Time Bracelet Winner


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