The other day I started thinking about the word “grace.” I rarely use this word outside of my faith, although it’s a great word we all should be thinking about more, and not just before we eat a meal.
The grace I am talking about is defined by Merriam Webster as kindness, courtesy, or clemency. Offering grace is granting a reprieve. We can offer grace to someone else but we can also extend grace to ourselves. Giving ourselves grace is giving ourselves permission to forgive our mistakes and our lapses in judgment. It’s even about forgiving what has yet to be accomplished. We are very hard on ourselves and grace may be exactly what we all need right now.
Look, no one is perfect, I know that for sure. But if we are more likely to offer grace to someone else and not ourselves, that’s just wrong. I’d like us all to spend one full minute in a space of grace. Forgive yourself. Allow kindness and leniency to shower over the completely exhausted you. You’re amazing, but you’re also way too tough on yourself sometimes. Today is the day we let grace in. Repeat after me, “Today, I give myself grace.”
Let’s GO! WE GOT THIS!