Serenity prayer heart – #griefheart number 111

Serenity Prayer Heart
Serenity Prayer Heart

My friend Laurie sent me this as a “thinking about you” #griefheart. She and I are part of that club no one wants to be in. She and her husband Scott lost their son Dawson to an overdose in 2014 and I am dedicating this one to his memory.

For 4 1/2 years, we went to Families Anonymous and after every meeting, the group says this prayer.

The Serenity Prayer

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.

Keep coming back. It works if you work it.

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my youngest son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

2 thoughts on “Serenity prayer heart – #griefheart number 111”

  1. Anne,
    Did you go back to FA after loosing Charles? I want to but haven’t found the courage. I know I’ll break down.
    The Serenity prayer kept me going many times.

    1. I did go back twice. I read some of Charles work at the meeting and I cried buckets and they hugged me. I did not even try to hold back. I see one of them occasionally still. And they reach out too.

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