Sara Chase

" 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."


I am in search of calm and peace.

Today I sit, writing in a gazebo by the train tracks - a place I call my own,

I am untroubled by daily demands of my time and presence.

I am present for myself.

I accept myself for who I am - a Mom preoccupied with the lives of my grown children. A wife supported by a caring husband. A daughter of an aging Mom.  A loyal confidante to a few close friends.  I have much to be thankful for.

Feeling safe or at ease without stress is a comfortable place to be. This feeling has at times precluded me from experiencing new activities or environments. I recognize the many times I did have the courage to try something new.

If your serenity comes from a safe place - find it.  Learn from life lessons.  Give yourself some grace. Have the courage to pursue your dreams. Experience life to its fullest.

I found serenity in a gazebo close to the train tracks.