Definition: marked by peaceful repose or quietude; possessing a tranquil, placid mind; undisturbed in one’s soul

Prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. — Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) American theologian

Quote: Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. — Joseph Addison (1672–1719) English essayist & poet

Comment: If you are caught up in the hustle and hassle of an active life, you will long for serenity and relaxation. The next vacation or retirement seems so far away. But you can always take an inner trip to your center where all peace exists.

Symbol: a calm sea