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Sometimes, Your Feelings Have to Get Hurt

When I first began my Christmas cookie baking tradition in 2020, I, like many novice bakers, was more eager than skilled. I knew how to build flavor profiles, thus the lemon coconut christmas trees, and chocolate mint candy canes, and how to bake a classic sugar cookie, however the decorations on some of my older creations, definitely would not have earned me a spot on Holiday Baking Championship on Food Network πŸ˜†. To be honest, my last creation still might not, but I take joy in knowing that I continued to practice my craft and not give up after "overhearing" my first harsh criticism from a colleague at work. I was "indirectly" told that the icing wasnt firm enough, and certain individuals hated soft cookie icing. I know you may be thinking to yourself, as you read that "the nerve!". I did too, honestly. I mean, after all, I didn't have to bring in free holiday treats to share with the team, and regardless of the imperfection, a little gratitute and
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There is no compromise your partner can make that can match you compromising your faith, values, and/or self worth...there's just none. So don't let people fill your head with the lie that healthy relationships require compromise. Instead, reasonable and fair compromise creates better relationships, and it's still okay to have a deal breaker or two -Morae
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