Back in the era of fondue pots, self-written wedding services sometimes included something called the “Serenity Prayer,” attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr. It went something like this: “… 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.”

It was a little unclear whether the subject of this heartfelt resolution was the groom or just a general bit of inspiration.