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GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
We all have 'em. Maybe it's a power outage in the middle of a snowstorm. It could be equipment failure in the middle of your presentation. It might be a flat tire on the highway or answering a super difficult question from your child. Heck, it may be finding out the burger you ordered is smothered with the mushrooms you detest --- after you've already taken a big honking bite out of it. Hmm.
Regardless, we have all been faced with those icky life moments when we think, "Shoot -- well, now what?" And, as Bravo's Andy Cohen always says, "Here's what" - Stop and breathe. Take a moment to gather yourself; then dive headlong into a little faith. Achieiving serenity in the midst of kookiness is one heck of an attribute; not an easy task but a real resume distinguisher. Maintaining focus and remaining composed when things go kerfluey takes a strong mind, an iron will and a belief in the power of prayer.
Coffee spilled all over your brand new suit before the big interview? No prob. Chill, blot and worst case scenario? Offer it up as a new trend in business professional chic: Coffee Couture. You got this.
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - LK 1:26-38: The angel Gabriel said, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end ... nothing will be impossible with God.” Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.”