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Grace-FULL in 2022
Thursday, February 24, 2022 by Barbara

A FULL 2022 #7

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.


Comments

Faith McGrath From At 2/24/2022 11:04:34 AM

A very excellent reminder to deliberately think about each person I come into contact with them. Thank you.

Reply by: Barbara Higby Author

I miss you, Faith!

Katie Sweeting From Jersey City At 2/24/2022 10:11:58 AM

Thanks for your edifying post, Barbara. Years ago my mom reminded me we are all packages - with not all praiseworthy ingredients . This is helpful to remember in the context of marriage, especially when we get upset at something our spouse has done/not done. We’re not perfect either!!

Reply by: Barbara Higby Author

True words, Katie! Marriage is a great proving ground.

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