The blank page taunts me. The cursor on the page blinks incessantly as I try to reach deep inside and pull out words to write.
Sometimes the words pour out. Other times not so much. Those are the times I stare at a blank page and feel like I have nothing to say.
I actually have a lot to say. However, some of what I have to say is not ready to share in such a public forum. It’s a long, painful story with no end in sight. So for now that page will stay blank.
What I can write about today is having grace; the exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor disposition to benefit or serve another.
Each of us possess the ability to have grace. Unfortunately, not everyone practices it and many show it by posting on social media.
Everyday I come across a post, a tweet or Instagram story by or about unkind people. Racism, homophobia and just downright meanness are common themes in my newsfeeds and in the media. It’s very disheartening.
Despite the negativity and unkindness, I still believe the world has more people who love, are kind and willing to help others than not.
These are the people I want to (and do) surround myself with. The people I’m drawn to. The ones who lift me up, who inspire, who challenge me in a kind and loving way.
We can choose to disagree on a topic or belief and still remain in grace doing so. I will calmly listen to you with an open mind. In doing so we may discover things on which we can agree. Wouldn’t that be great?!
I choose and try everyday to stand in grace with everyone I know and meet. Myself included.