Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ladies of Grace 2

Charles contemplating history while
sitting in Constitution Hall, Philadelphia.

It's Wednesday which means it's time to come up with a Ladies of Grace story. First I have to confess that last week's story was stolen from the past. I had to come up with a story quickly, before going to Philadelphia... so I took one that I remembered from before. It was true, it just hadn't happened recently.

This week... I'm trying to come up with a time from this past week when my heart was able to soften and be gracious. Nothing huge stands out in my memory, but here is something:

My husband's birthday is coming up. He'll be 57. So for his gift I decided to make a little book... "57 Reasons Why I Love You." It was fun to think about our history together and all our little inside jokes . I was able to include, as something I love about him, one of the little things that has bugged me for all these years. I realized that because it's part of him, it's loveable, and I can and should finally stop complaining about it. That felt like a victory for my heart!

That's all! Nothing too dramatic.. which I guess is what it's all about... being more thoughtful and gracious in our every day business.

2 comments:

Melissa said...

That's great Carol! Very cute idea and I'm sure he'll love it!

Beth said...

that is very sweet...

And Yes that is what the experience is all about...