If I do actually manage to do this just right – talk about jinxing myself – this should come as the perfect complement to – finally – a post all about writing!
Well, my writing that is, which feels a lot like an unending pursuit of chasing literal gold (Geddit! Because writing is literary!). Anyways we’ll come back to that one as one of two “get-to-know” me’s, as we throw down the foundations for the new phase for the blog.
But for now we’re back to basics, and by basic we mean not really basic more like complicated situation-ship. Because if ever there was a word that can have such deep and personal meaning whilst also seeming distant, and like a foreign language, then it’s Grace. The girl, or the act of kindness.
You know, it wasn’t quite any one thing that brought ‘Grace’ up to the surface for me, I mean sure I know a few girls who answer to that name in my life (as a card-carrying member of Feminist Inc.) but all this proves is there aren’ t enough girl names starting with G. And yes, we kind of slightly touched on how perfect love allows us to experience a covering, protection, a refuge, at church just a few days back.
But it took me clocking on to the simple truth of true kindness, for me to see Grace in a much clearer light. You know how life tries (more than tries) to throw you those little curveballs; and wait, just as you’re turning the bend on one curveball, *boom* another one, then another one, then another one. LIFE HAPPENS.
And for me in those situations, always at my weakest, there will be a wonderful word or a fun friend or just a new perspective that – I have no idea how it – finds me. And here is the trick, this sort of kindness is not quite the easy solution to my situation that I would have wanted, but it finds me, and it lifts me. Just like a wave.
The simple truth about true kindness is that it can take every and any form. And even with the experience of Grace that I have within the boundaries of my faith where it is this big and powerful vessel of acceptance and divine kindness, I know that in our every day we all experience the small doses of this, just when we need it the most.
And that’s it!
I always love doing these brief life-things with you, and I’m excited that they’re definitely here to stay, blog reshuffle or not.
What’s been your experience with Grace?