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Thursday, July 24, 2014

#ThursdayThoughts: Serenity....

Good Morning Friends!

Well it's time for another Thursday Thoughts and to be honest, until moments ago I had no idea what I was thinking much less writing about. But I saw this on Facebook....

.... and it hit me... why not talk about serenity.

What do you consider serenity to be?

The bible teaches us about the "peace that passes understanding."  Could that be the definition of serenity?

Well personally I believe serenity is an inside job. Just like love and peace and joy and happiness...yeah all those seemingly impossible emotions.

Impossible to sustain for any length of time in this harried, stressful world.

But...what makes our lives harried and stressful?

No, it's NOT all the things we have to do...y'know places to go, people to see, etc. It's what's going on inside that makes our outward lives what they are.

So, next time you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, take a deep breath and think serene thoughts and watch things transform around you.

Something to think about!
"Inspirational with an Edge! 


Linda McLaughlin said...

Pam, I think you're right that serenity comes from inside, and I admire anyone who can achieve that in our hectic world. I have mixed results myself, and sometimes when I meet someone serene, I cynically wonder if he/she is medicated or delusional. But we have to keep trying to take our crazy world in perspective.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Hi, Pam,

Since today is my birthday, I think this is a good time for personal reflection. I would certainly like to be less of a perfectionist and more serene. Like you and Henry David Thoreau observed, simplicity is something we must all strive for in order to achieve serenity.

Donna B said...

Absolutely, Pam! The peace that passes all understanding - THAT is serenity!

Catherine Dilts said...

Thank you for reminding us to strive for serenity, Pam. It is so easy to get caught up in chasing around doing tasks, and lose sight of the big picture.

June Shaw said...

Pam, I read that Facebook post and thought Yes, that is what I get to do now. It's wonderful.