If you haven’t read the last post with the long title … read it before this short follow up.
I was driving home from the hospital when I realized that Annie Lamont forgot one. She forgot grace. The prayer of grace. Grace is the prayer that gives you strength.
The grace to be patient with yourself. The grace to be patient with others.
The grace to cry. The grace to laugh.
The grace to admit your failures and acknowledge your successes.
The grace to admit that sometimes life is hard. And the grace to give yourself the space to struggle through the hard things. That hard things are to be expected and even welcomed. The grace to argue with yourself and work out the solutions to the hard things.
But above all – Grace. Its the prayer that tells you “You’ve got this. You can do this.” And above all…”Be kind and patient with yourself.”
Grace. It’s a powerful prayer.