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Thankful Thursday ~ Laughter

It's Thankful Thursday. I'm learning that it's good for me to have one day a week to focus and write about the things for which I'm thankful. It's been a difficult season in my life and it's easy to lose my focus and get caught up in problems or as I like to say ...challenges.

But then I consider that the one, true, living God knows me and sees all that's going on in my life ...so I can be thankful.

In the midst of challenges, I'm thankful for the gift of laughter.

Yesterday, my friend Tina was going to stop by my house to introduce me to her boyfriend Eric. She is moving to Abilene, Texas as that is where Eric is stationed. I thought it might be nice to bake a cake to celebrate.

I found a beautiful strawberry cake with the recipe on Dear Daisy Cottage. Kimberly has one of those blogs that I can spend an hour reading and looking at her amazing photos and it makes me ...smile. She got the recipe from Lulu at Southern Lady, another fun place to visit.

So, I made the cake but didn't fully read the recipe. I only had two round cake pans instead of the three on the recipe. To compound that, I decided to use my convection oven because I heard that's better for baking but I'm not very familiar with it.

The strawberry coconut cake didn't turn out as I hoped it would. I think I under cooked it by using two pans instead of three. What do you think?

Do you believe it? What a flop! But I had the choice to cry or ...to laugh. And I decided to laugh.

And Tina and Eric actually ate it and ...seemed to like it. Or maybe they were just being nice. But I have to say how thankful I am for good friends and for a good laugh!

So on this thankful Thursday, what about you? Do you sit down and cry or do you try to see the humor in things? I guess there's a time for tears and a time for laughter. But right now, I choose to laugh.

If you have any baking tips for me, please share. And don't forget to visit Laurie at Women Taking A Stand. You can sign in and participate in Thankful Thursday or find other blog posts to read today.

Debbie Petras
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  1. Aw that was wonderful. I love cake too. And laughter is the best medicine for life. Be blessed my friend.

  2. Laughter is a good thing. It does the body good! Thanks for reminding us to choose laughter!

    Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

  3. Good for you! I think we should always choose to laugh!

  4. Oh I so adore you Debbie! Thanks for the giggle. I am the WORST baker I know!

    Oh my!

    Blessings and much love - so glad you enjoyed Rachel's testimony - powerful and anointed for sure!


  5. Just looking at that cake cracked me up. I am so glad you decided to laugh, because I would rather be laughing with you than at you. Thanks for the fun share.

  6. You gotta be able to laugh, right? That looks like something that I would do, my desserts never seem to come out right. but I am glad that you had a nice visit and that your friends were cordial and polite about it. :)

  7. Glad you were able to laugh! :D Sometimes that is all we can do. I bet it was good. :D

  8. Laughter is a wonderful thing, lol

  9. I'm so glad you could laugh. Something similar happened to me while making dd's birthday cake about a month ago. My guests said it was the best cake they ever ate...I don't know if that was true or not, but it made me feel better and I can laugh about it now.

    Keep on laughing!

  10. Very cute story, Debbie. You made me smile! And I'm thanking god for it.

  11. no question, your pictures made me giggle...you're thoughtfulness, honesty and sincerity made your friends loved you all the more:) times like that...I'll just laugh at it too, it's better that way:)) & better luck next time, hehehe...

  12. What a great post! It is best to choose to life at situations like that. It'd be easy in something like that for me to get all worked up and worried when in actuality it didn't really matter! Glad you had a nice visit.

  13. First of all.. your cake still really looks so tasty! seriously!

    and thank you for taking a peek at my blog. I love how this is another way to meet great folks. (wow, I wish I could read them all!)

    Thank YOU for being a cardiovascular nurse specialist. We were blessed, blessed, blessed with those in the medical field that are a part of our family's lives.

    2007 my husband had robotic surgery to repair his mitral valve chordei (Awesome Dr. Doug Murphy in Atlanta and team).

    2005 our then 14yr old "baby" boy, diagnosed and treated for B-cell Burkitt's-like lymphoma (simply amazing Ped, oncology doctors-jDrs. Vats, Frankel, Gonzoles, & Johnston and team at Savannah, GA's Backus Memorial.)

    Through God's healing and through these gifted medical teams, both of my loving "boys" are strong and have encouraged others going through their past challenges.

    (oh! did it again! better stop or this comment will seem to turn into my blog!) :o)

  14. It still looked yummy. So glad everyone had a great sense of humor about it. Hugs.

  15. I think the cake looks scrumptious.

  16. Haha! I love this. I bet it tasted just fine and the laughter helped to relieve a little stress. :)


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