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.
It’s probably one of my favorite prayers, sayings…however you want to look at it.
Last night, I had to embrace that prayer like no other.
I wanted to post.
I had great pictures to post.
I had a great meal planned for dinner – that I could actually take photos of!
…and then in the MIDDLE of cooking dinner…the power in my entire building goes out.
Alarms beeping…pitch black hallways…some of the lights working, some not – and NStar just chillin outside my building in a man-hole.
At first, I thought I had done something…I had literally just pushed a button on my micrwave fan when suddenly it LURCHED to a halt and my fridge went out to. I called my landlord and our building maintenance because I seriously thought that I had done something.
6:30 power went out.
11:05 it returned.
However, it was for those 5.5 hours or so that I really just had to keep telling myself – don’t worry about it, you can’t do anything about this.
My brother gave me the best advice. Go get some ice cream. And I did (well, yogurt). and it was glorious. (thank you JP Licks).
I’ll be honest, I didn’t do a very good job “accepting the things that I cannot change” – but it’s something to work on.
I just wanted to blog! haha