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Giving and Receiving Grace

I've lost count of how many times I've had to give myself, and others grace in the last couple of weeks. For starters, I backed my new car into my garage door while it was closing and took the shark tail antenna completely off the top. After reminding myself it was an accident and nobody was hurt, I took a deep breath and gave myself some grace. I soon learned I was not the only one to do this.


Then, I had some communication issues to clear up with loved ones. Grace given and grace received. We've all said something at some point in our lives we wish we wouldn't have, or our words were misunderstood. What matters is how we handle it. I always recommend speaking the truth with love. When our ego gets in the way, it's usually trouble.


Today I realized I sent 2 birthday cards to the same person (and this is not the first time I have done this!) Grace again. At least I remembered.


How about you? Could you benefit from giving yourself some grace? How would a situation you are dealing with be different if you extended someone grace? It's not always easy but it's always a softer, more gentle energy.


To all those who have granted me grace somewhere along the line, thank you.