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Attitude of Gratitude... 30 Days of Thanksgiving! Day 24

Change can be hard, but is so necessary to move forward in life; and as a mentor has told me, "You can do hard things!" The Serenity prayer is held close by many.

God 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.

Accepting the things I cannot change has never been an easy thing for me to do. I guess you could say, I've always liked to know what is going on and be in control of things. Life has given me many opportunities to live out the Serenity Prayer. 2020 has given all of us opportunities to live this out. For me, knowing the difference between what I can change, what I can't change and trusting God, especially in the latter, is a moment by moment process. My prayer is that I will be quicker to change what I can and trust God more swiftly in those things I can't change, allowing Him to give me peace in the midst of not having it the way "I think" it should be.

How about you? Are you able to embrace and accept the things you can't change and gracefully change the things you can?

Today, I am grateful for:

  1. Change - I really do like change most of the time

  2. Christmas Sugar Cookies with frosting

  3. Lentil loaf - my new favorite recipe

  4. Baby smiles

  5. Grandkid made presents

  6. Adventures that make memories

  7. Fuzzy sweatshirts

  8. Glass measuring cups

  9. Mini measuring cup

  10. Doctors

  11. Chiropractors

  12. Naturopaths

  13. Norwex Window cloths

  14. Christmas wreaths

  15. Christmas greens with lights

  16. Advent season

  17. Nutcrackers

  18. Nuts in their shells - filberts, walnuts, pecans

  19. Wilton Non Stick cake pans

  20. Spring form pans - for amazing cheese cakes

  21. Specialty cookie cutters

  22. Edible silver and gold balls / beads for cookie decorating

  23. Cream cheese mints - my mom's recipe and holiday tradition

  24. Clam dip with Fritos - my dad's favorite holiday snack

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