“Grace is something you can never get but can only be given. There’s no way to earn it or deserve it or bring about any more than you can deserve the taste of raspberries and cream or earn good looks.” – Frederick Buechner
Today marks Meaghan and I’s 19th wedding anniversary.
We’re getting up in years enough that sometimes people will ask questions along the “how’d you do it?” line of thinking.
While I’m busy pondering and over-analyzing things Meaghan usually answers with some form of “grace”.
Thinking the best of the other person even when they don’t deserve it.
It is great advice for all of our relationships and interpersonal interactions – from the waitress to our spouse our lives will be more full of joy if we choose to respond with grace as frequently as possible.
Grace is a great area to practice giving and generosity. The more you give and the more generous you are the more joy you will experience. It’s not an equation I can document or fully explain, but I’m convinced it is just how life works on this planet.
Thank you to Meaghan for being a great example in my life of showing grace (maybe it is because I give her so much practice?).
Make it a great day.