In Case of Frustration–Read This

Break Glass For Key

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Theologian, Reinhold Neibuhr is said to have written the long form of the now famous “Serenity Prayer.” 

I wish copies of it could be strategically placed in rooms and around public places in red cases like fire alarms. 

In-case of frustration-break glass! 

Keeping the following words in-mind or at-least within reach, might help you get through the upcoming holiday hurdles.

“God, grant us the…Serenity to accept things we cannot change, Courage to change the things we can, and the Wisdom to know the difference. Patience for the things that take time. Appreciation for all that we have, and Tolerance for those with different struggles. Freedom to live beyond the limitations of our past ways, the Ability to feel your love for us and our love for each other and the Strength to get up and try again even when we feel it is hopeless.”


Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s to a restorative Advent!

Let the holiday hustle and bustle begin…


About Andrew W Dix, MS, BCC
Author, Board Certified Executive Business Coach, Trainer, Reiss Motivation Profile Master and Private Pilot. Expertise in motivational intelligence, leadership development, strengths, management, coaching, and change management. Available for keynote addresses.

2 Responses to In Case of Frustration–Read This

  1. Lisa Wood says:

    What about the other verb – turn the other cheek? Or in this case walk away when frustrated !! Works every time in our house. Not sure if breaking glass would do the trick, because then it needs to be picked up 🙂

    • Andrew W Dix says:

      You make an excellent point Lisa. There is already enough broken stuff around the house as it is. Unfortunately for me, I have found frustration is a lot like velcro–once you have it, it tends to stick with you until you can mentally peel it away.

      Thanks for taking the time to type by!



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