No, I’m not whinging that ‘life isn’t fair’, I’m just merely observing that it isn’t.
Bad things can happen to good people, good things can happen to not-so-good people, unplanned things can happen to those that prefer stability, nothing can happen for people who love change. We can’t control our worlds when sh*t happens, we can only seek to influence them, and chose how to react.
My model for how to act with grace comes from someone called Catherine. I don’t think she’s reading this, though some of our friends are, and they will know why, even if it was a long time ago. I have to remind myself to act with as much grace as I can muster on a regular basis and, you know, I usually find it is rewarded (sometimes eventually!) with grace in return.
Why am I waffling? Because I’ve been out of some loops for a little while now and I return to them with slightly fresher eyes. I have a surprisingly greater tolerance for some things, as a result of time away and what’s been happening, and find I hold some things less tightly than I did a few months ago, and that some things I view a little differently. Not much differently, but differently. Nothing has changed, except that it has.
Grace has always been an important concept to me; it’s something I covet even more than patience. Those of you who know me will know I’ve always wanted patience. I have a little more now, but only because I still move a little slower, and I suspect that I will lose this slight increase in tolerance shortly. I just hope the little gap it leaves is filled with grace.
That probably doesn’t make much sense to you, but it’s what’s going on in my head right now, and this is my blog, so I’d love some grace, if you have any going spare.