The three of us living in Waterville ordered a take-out Chinese meal. Of course it came with fortune cookies. Mine read “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” Surprised that the little paper had something profound, I kept it. I’ve reflected that nothing will be changed if we don’t become aware of the need for change. Such awareness is something that I may not readily desire, having had so much change in my life during the past year. The second step takes my travel much farther through the journey to acceptance. Have I become aware of my need for change? Have I accepted that need? Am I transforming the changes in my life into blessings? Now that would be really fortunate!

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