To whom it may concern

Give me the for­ti­tude to change what I can change;

And to accept what I can’t.

To love myself and oth­ers uncon­di­tion­al­ly;

And show under­stand­ing and com­pas­sion to all equal­ly.


To work to serve, and pre­serve all life;

And the sys­tems that sup­port it.

To look after myself so that I may look after mankind;

And the uni­ver­sal fam­i­ly that is life.


To nev­er give in to doubt and fear;

And strive to be the best I can be. 

To love and hon­our those that came before me;

And to build a bet­ter world for those who come after.

-          David Beck