This just may be the most beautiful asset we can add to our lives in 2022. It is not to be mistaken with graceful—which is lovely, but I gave up on that a long time ago! Grace-FULL, being full of grace, looks something like this:
- Giving the benefit of the doubt
- Forgiving when it’s n
- ot deserved
- Accepting uncomfortable quirks
- Offering your time
- Speaking to a stranger
- Extending a hand though tired
- Refusing to take offense
- Showing kindness
- Speaking gently
- Listening intently
- Praying consistently
I’ve adopted a perspective that helps me be grace-filled—everyone is a package, filled with experiences, hurts, and fears we know nothing about. The package they walk, talk, and live in is a reflection of experiences accumulated over years. Maybe they can do better, act nicer, be kinder—but so can I. I love it when someone shows me grace. I love it when God shows me grace which, actually, is all the time.
Let’s mirror His grace as we walk through 2022, leaving glimmers of God’s light along the way.