Every day serenity is provided exactly as needed for my work in Earth School. God, grant me the serenity...means to me that it is granted (a gift) in perfect measure. If I am entirely willing to let God remove my defects of character, and my defects make me feel guilty, angry or uncomfortable, then I need to surrender my defects. After all, it’s not all about me.
Therefore, serenity on a scale of 1-10, well, it's always a TEN in God's economy. If after humbly asking (not whining or demanding) that God remove my shortcomings, if my defects still remain, then God leaves them in place for a good cause. The ensuing effect growing from the cause always far outweighs my best thinking.
TRUST saves me many a heartache and headache, but then a friend joked with me once, saying, "No brains, no headaches.'
NOW (what about NOW?) to be sure, “MY” serenity is not MINE, because of surrendering my will and life. My life and will belong to my HP (Higher Power), even on days that my lower power seems to be dancing to its’ own tune.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it. It ain’t easy, but it’s worth it.