“Grace is not a do-it-yourself project.” What a great quote from an email I received first thing this morning. I have been thinking a lot about grace as of late. I have also been thinking about support. I really love both definitions. Grace is ease and suppleness of movement or bearing and support is to keep from fainting, yielding, or losing courage.
Isn’t that just so good?! I have to say that I have a support system, near and far, that keep me from losing courage. Or rather WON’T let me. This past week I was rediagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Being diagnosed a second time came with a flood of emotions. Yet, I chose to accept the news with grace and a plan. I know that this wouldn’t have been possible if I did not have an amazing circle of supporters. Whether it was my mother-in-law on the phone while I was at the doctor’s office, my family and friends rooting for me or my doctors explaining how this is not a death sentence, the support was in the tools that they all were offering me.
It is difficult to be graceful all the time especially since I am broad with tons of sass. It’s part of my charm. However, I have found a lot of humility in choosing to be zen and in the present moment. It is also easy to confuse support with reliance. I thought for a long time that I had to have a reliable group of people to catch me. I need to catch myself. It’s the only way I can keep my eye on the ball.
So, really, this blog is a thank you to all my readers who send tons of love, support and remind me to be graceful.