Having grace

simple elegance or refinement of movement.

(in Christian belief) the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.



do honor or credit to (someone or something) by one’s presence.

Thinking about grace today – not only about a girl named Grace who passed away far to soon, but about having and behaving with grace in my everyday life.

I want to say that I behave with grace in my life. I aspire to that. I try. But sometimes it is difficult. Emotions get in the way, passions collide. Self-preservation takes over. Grace is forgotten in the chaos of everyday life.

This shouldn’t be the case, and I am determined to find the grace I know is everywhere – savoring the happy face of my dog at the end of our walk, spending time with my family, looking at awe at the one thousand pound horse who lets me mount him. The magic of witnessing passionate performers giving their performance of a lifetime.

These are my moments of grace. Everyone’s moments are different, but they are everywhere. My mission is to pay attention to and absorb these moments, and to channel that energy in the moments where I feel lost or disillusioned. I will try. It will happen sometimes and undoubtedly will fail at others. But trying is truly living with grace.

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