“The manner, deportment or language which renders a person appropriate and agreeable, suitable and elegant with appropriate dignity.” GRACE as defined in the Webster’s dictionary
Grace. Graceful. Gracious. I love these words. When I think of these powerful words they bring to mind fluidity of life, of movement, of being. My desire is to live a life that exemplifies grace. When others think of me, I want to be remembered as a person who extended grace in all situations. I would like to be thought of as one who communicates gracefulness, not only in movement, but also in the way I approach people with ease and poise. I want others to see graciousness in me, through my kindness, hospitality and warmth.
Many may think of grace as weakness or a purely feminine quality. I think just the opposite. Only a very confident person can live a life of grace. We must recognize that grace is a state of mind through which we view people and situations. It comes from a posture of strength, peace and dignity.
As we live a life inspired by grace we realize that life is not a race. When we do, we move slower and we make the people and the activity we are currently involved with the focus. We don’t overload our schedules, keep our gaze on our mobile device, and constantly beat ourselves up for what we didn’t do. We breath, we taste, we see, we feel, we live.
Grace is seen in our appearance – the way we groom and the clothing we choose to wear. It is seen in our behavior – how we navigate various situations. And, it is seen in our communication – we think before we speak and we truly listen to others.
When we focus on what is important, every person will feel significant, and every situation will be handled appropriately. Real connections will be formed and care for others will be seen as you live a life inspired by grace.
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