Every Day Grace, Thanks, and Health
Grace in Every Day
What comes to mind when you hear the word grace? There are so many different perceptions of this word that I wanted to explore it a little more.
grace – implies a benign attitude and a willingness to grant favors or make concessions
grace – a favor or goodwill; a manifestation of favor, especially by a superior
grace – the charming quality of being polite and pleasant
grace – a willingness to be fair and to forgive
grace – elegance and beauty of movement or expression
grace – a prayer of thanksgiving said before or after a meal
grace – the spontaneous, unmerited gift of the divine
All very reasonable expectations for the word, but here’s something that spoke to me even more. An acronym from the writing of John Baldoni (Grace – A Leader’s Guide to a Better Us, 2019)
G – is for generosity, the will to do something more for others.
R – is for respect, the dignity of life and work.
A – is for action, the mechanism for change.
C – is for compassion, the concern for others.
E – is for energy, the spirit that catalyzes us.
I found those five attributes to be more inclusive and communal. Something sorely needed in our society today.
Here are a few more quotes that speak to us about grace…
“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men [humankind].” ~ Jane Addams
“Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention….It connects you with others….Stay eager.” ~ Susan Sontag
“Compassion is the basis of morality.” ~ Authur Schopenhauer
“I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV
So now tell me, what does grace mean to you? How will you put GRACE into action?
Thanks in Every Day
Whether it’s the coming holidays, or the changes in seasons, this time of year brings us a heightened awareness to be grateful and give thanks, so I hope the following might inspire your sense of gratitude and that you will pass it on.
Here are some of life’s treasures to guide your gratitude moments…..
Abundance, Air, Ancestors…..Children, Comfort, Creativity…..Hands, Healing, Health…..Imagination, Intelligence, Intuition…..Kindness, Knowledge, Kisses…..Oceans, Oneness, Optimism…..Taste, Teachers, Traditions…..Walking, Water, Wellness…..Zeal and Zest.
Start your own alphabet gratitude list.
Here are more “words to live by”…..
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo Buscalia
“…give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you.” ~ Madeline Bridges
“How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world!” ~ Anne Frank
“The more he gives to others, the more he possesses of his own.” ~ Lao Tzu
And finally, two of my favorite books sharing gratitude and abundance…..
For all ages
– The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein
– The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, by Charlie Mackey
And one more book to put on your gift-giving list, Under a Full Moon and a Guiding Star.
May you find peace and joy this holiday season.
Health in Every Day
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