God, I do not ask you for a life like a miracle or a fairy tale, but give me daily energy, teach me the art of moving forward slowly, make me able to divide my life time correctly, and distinguish between what I must do first and what I must do second. Remind me that my heart and my mind are at odds with each other. When I need it, send me someone who can boldly tell me the truth, but who tells it to me with love. I know that many things are resolved without intervention, so please teach me patience. You know we lack friendship. Help me to participate honorably in this most beautiful and fragile gift of fate and friendship. Please give me the wisdom and samba to feel and give the warmth that someone needs at the right time, in the right place. Give me not everything I want, but what I need most. Teach me the art of slow progress.