“Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live.”
Jackie Windspear quotes
Grace is a generosity of spirit, a pleasing quality that adds elegance to the situation or experience. Grace is polite and willing. Grace is giving when you least of all feel like doing just that.
In our relationships we appear to have taken on the role of deciding who deserves help or kindness. We seem to think that we have a right to dish out forgiveness only when we feel like doing so. Truthfully speaking, I believe that forgiveness is an act of mind and will. It is a decision and it is fueled by grace. The challenge is to forgive when we are most certain that we are entitled to the resentment and anger we hold in our hearts.
Is there an opportunity for you to reach out and forgive someone today? Make it count by offering your forgiveness with no strings attached. Agree with yourself to put this matter behind you and not to re-think or re-use it again.
And good luck. The harder we work at authenticity, love and grace in our lives the more difficult the challenges become. Draw on your strength as woman of grace and power.
Now for coffee. Home-made just the way I like it.
“Grace is the love that gives, that loves the unlovely and the unlovable.”
Oswald C. Hoffmann