“From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” John 1:16
“The more grateful I am the more abundant I feel.”
Keep saying this affirmation and notice the positive
effects it has on your day. Robert Holden
Do you have moments when you feel the presence of grace is so palpable that you can touch it? Imagine this: Every night we go to bed, there is no guarantee that we will see the sun rise the following morning or the comfort of our bed the following night. Yet, we retire each night with a spirit of grace and acceptance that all will be well … and it usually is. Each breath we take during the night and thereafter represent moments of infinite grace. We inhale and exhale unspoken blessings that are showered on us regardless of our beliefs. And each of those breath moments can be an opportunity to encourage and bless others… I’ll share an example in a story/incident below.
“I want peace. I want to see if somewhere there isn’t something left in life of charm and grace.” Margaret Mitchell
“Grace is available for each of us every day – our spiritual daily bread – but we’ve got to remember to ask for it with a grateful heart and not worry about whether there will be enough for tomorrow.” Sarah Ban Breathnach
Diahann, one of my closest friends, and I met at The Metropolitan Museum this afternoon. We had planned to see the special exhibit; a fashion retrospective – Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. It was planned weeks ago and the day had arrived and we were excited. We agreed to meet by the information booth and as far I was concerned, all was set as planned. I got ready, grabbed some fruit, and headed to my car. I drove off, calculating in my head how long it’d take me to get to E 82nd St.
As I a turned a sharp corner in the road, my car banked left then right and in a flash, I thought it would spin out of control. My little car groaned in terror as the brakes screeched into action, refusing to yield to what appeared to me as a forgone conclusion – an accident in the making with me in a ditch. But it didn’t happen that way. Instead, my car steadied itself as I released the brakes and uttered a prayer. What I felt in that moment was the presence of infinite grace. I was very grateful, and said a quiet thank you before continuing my trip. We all have these moments every day; when we drop a glass jam jar that doesn’t break, when we narrowly avoid hitting our head on something sharp, when we find that parking spot or special deal, when we receive/offer help when most needed… with it must come a grateful thank you! May we all embrace that grace. More below.