But once I noticed it- I left it. It made me look at the word 'grace' differently. And then it got me thinking about grace. Grace as a word has come to mean so little.
Grace- where I went to college.
Grace- a sweet girls' name that fits sweetly on several little girls of my acquaintance
Grace- extending a deadline
Grace- to make an appearance, "grace them with your presence"
It seems that my twenties was about extending grace to people; this was largely due to a) getting married and learning how to live in a civil way together and b)our time as houseparents at a home for teenage boys. But this fresh decade of the 30's has been more about extending grace to myself. What does that even mean?
I think it is more than extending deadlines. "I'll give myself some grace and deal with the dishes tomorrow."
I know it's kind of an unfinished thought but perhaps there is the beginning of that thought in you, too.