Worry One: that I would arrive at the cottage to discover that the driveway had not been plowed. Worry Two: that it would be impossible to shovel myself into the house.
I decided to have several prayers going about it. Prayer One: that I would stop thinking about all the possible problems that could arise. Prayer Two: that I would deal rationally with whatever was waiting for me. Prayer Three: that I would see all the blessings waiting for me and be grateful.
Well, there wasn’t even any practical need to worry. Instead, easy gratitude was waiting for me as I pulled into the carefully plowed driveway. Ten minutes of shoveling and I was in the warm cottage. With God’s grace, I remembered to be grateful. All my prayers were answered; hopefully I have a new pattern going.