Posted by: Judy | October 8, 2019

Graciousness

Vicki Hinze, over at Christians Read, posted about having grace, whether you win or lose.

https://christiansread.wordpress.com/2019/10/07/when-you-win-and-lose-grace-by-vicki-hinze/

I confess this is a constant struggle for me. My intention isn’t to be rude, but I fear I often come across that way. I don’t properly thank those who help me, and I whine too much. I’m working on it.

Funnily enough, I often joke about my battle with grace and the first time I put it into words, with my second counselor. It bears repeating:

My counselor: You’ve made it through a lot.

Me: Yes, but I would have liked to have done it with more grace.

MC: You made it through.

Me: Yes, but I would have liked to have done it with more grace.

MC: YOU MADE IT THROUGH.

Me: Yes, but I would have liked to have done it with more grace.

MC: Repeat after me – I made it through.

Me: I made it through, but I would have liked to have done it with more grace.

I was able to adjust my perspective to: I made it through with God’s grace.

The simplest courtesies weren’t taught, like please, thank you, excuse me, though there was more of that than sir or ma’am of which there was none. Giving others proper credit in making things work out also didn’t happen often, not enough to establish any kind of consistency.

Learning it later in life is not something I would suggest, but better late than never. No excuses.

Sharing links is one way I’m endeavoring to practice giving credit to others for their help and inspiration. I’m also endeavoring to whine less: Praise God in the storm.


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