* Grace Again

This is a beautiful definition of grace.
Be grateful for the highs in life.
Be graceful in the lows.
Val x

Cast Light

“Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason.” – Pope Francis

In the Thornton Wilder play, The Skin of Our Teeth, when the main character George Antrobus is asked what he has lost, he says “the desire to begin again,” noting that it’s the most important thing in life. Each day and every day, we have the opportunity to begin again.

Oftentimes, we allow a few “bad” moments to take our entire day or even week hostage. When we honestly reflect on those days, we realize that there was so much more good in them, but we let the bad trump the good.

By the end of Friday, I had a series of encounters with people demanding me to do what they wanted because it was the most important thing ever. And instead of letting it roll off my…

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The Highs and Lows of Life

I woke up this morning with these words … again.

“Life is a series of highs and lows

Be grateful for the highs

Be graceful in the lows

And find contentment in your middle ground.”

When we wake up with something on our mind, its usually our subconscious bringing our attention to something to explore now we are awake.This is what came to me…. Its a bit of a word conundrum, so bear with me!

dancing flower girl

Have you noticed that when we are experiencing life’s highs we are naturally graceful. We are assured, confident, positive, open, curious and loving. We move through life with grace and ease, ready to open to whatever opportunity arises. 

What if being graceful and grateful were really connected to each other? What if being grateful helps us to be graceful, just as being graceful helps us to feel grateful?

I know its a bit of tongue twister! Why not sit with this for a moment and then try this on….

The next time you are in one of life’s lows, change your thoughts to what you are truly grateful for. From the breath you can take and the food you can eat, to the people and animals in your life who appreciate you!

See if being grateful leads you to your Middle Ground where you can find your gracefulness once more.