My favorite gift this Christmas is this sterling silver bangle bracelet from my husband, Tim. It says: “”God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, COURAGE to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” COURAGE – I’m asking God for an extra dose of that right now. Courage to change things I can means to me, making a difference in the lives of people. SO many have done that for me. When I want to lay down in pity, I need courage to stand strong. When I feel like fear is closing in, I need to courage to know God will be by my side. Courage to fight this fight with my head held high, and with acceptance, embrace the trial set before me knowing that God has a purpose in it.