I was in a pretty dark place this morning. Overwhelmed by responsibilities. Challenged by my circumstances. Not knowing where to turn or how to even begin.

Over-freaking-whelmed.  Which has been happening a lot lately.

So I prayed.

I prayed for help. I prayed for wisdom. I prayed for the light at the end of the tunnel. And then I listened.  Not a half of an hour later I came across this quote and I knew in my soul that it was His answer:

“We can not change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” – Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture.

HOW WE PLAY THE HAND.  Talk about an epiphany.  In that moment I found clarity.  Sometimes I forget that I CHOOSE how to react to circumstances that are beyond my control. I can let it consume and overwhelm me or I can embrace the lessons I am learning and react in the most positive way possible.

I don’t know about you but I really needed that reminder.

Thank you God for answering and reminding me that I can tackle the world.

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