I have always been a passionate person. A fight to the death for what I believe in kind of person. When I was just 20 years old, a man that I had a great deal of respect for advised me that I should pick my battles and that I should realize some things could just not be changed.
I was young then, but I took his words to heart. We lived through some rough times and I prayed a lot. Some years later I found The Serenity Prayer. It has become my motto in life. But I never knew there was a long version.
Today I am reminded to see someone I love as they are, and not how I want them to be.