... That I remember my grade eight teacher's response to my weekly friday journal.
I remember going through some 12-year-old crisis of sorts at the time ... not sure if it was an emotional or morality one... maybe it was a bit of both. He just said, "remember the Serenity Prayer."
So here goes:
Grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference.
As Sophia Loren once said, "I want to be left in peace, not in pieces."