Letting go—it is so hard to do. Especially if we felt very vulnerable and hurt as children, the thought of giving up any measure of control is terrifying. Why does the phrase, “grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change” ring so true to our souls? Because we are not all powerful. There are many things we simply do not have any power over—particularly the choices of other people—and there are people who simply cannot be trusted. However, there ARE things we do have power over, and there ARE some people who can be trusted in some ways. There is power in learning when and how and who to trust. There is even greater power in learning to trust an all powerful and all loving being.