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Grace. Equanimity.

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“When we make peace with life events, even when things don’t go the way we want, we exhibit grace. When we manage stressful situations with humor, we exhibit grace. When we are accepting of others, we exhibit grace. Grace is not about physical beauty or having a ballerina’s poise. It is composed of generosity, forgiveness, and equanimity in the face of trying times.” 

~Sarah Brokaw

Putting life’s challenges into perspective.

You can’t let an event in your life define who you are. It’s not what happens to you but what you do; how you respond to what happens to you that becomes part of who you are, defining your character to yourself and others.

Living life on life’s terms is not always easy or easily understood. In times of confusion it’s important to seek calm, and trust instead.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”       

                                                                                      ~ Martin Luther King Jr

What matters in life is the motive behind our approach; how we treat one another and the messages we send through that treatment.

What matters is what we learn; that we learn, in order to affect change.

Grace.  Equanimity.

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  1. July 14, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Great thoughts Karen. Grace is a far-too-often forgotten and misunderstood word today it seems.

    • July 14, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      Thanks, Andy. Sometimes I need to remind myself. 🙂

  2. KIM"S MOM
    July 14, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Love this Karen!

  3. July 14, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    How did you know this is just what I needed today? Well of course you would know, dear friend. xo

    • July 14, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      I needed it too. xo

  4. July 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I believe everything written in the post and try to live by this ideal. It’s hard to do a lot of the time, but it’s all about the journey, continuing to try, and never giving up. XOXO-Kasey in Cali.

    • July 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      It is hard Kasey. You’re right which is why I have to write and re-write about it; to remind myself that these are my ideals and I need to continue to strive to live by them. All we can do is try. Thank you friend for reading, commenting and for your continued kindness 🙂

  5. July 16, 2013 at 1:32 am

    So true – grace is a lovely gift! Wonderful post – and fabulous shot.

    • July 16, 2013 at 7:37 am

      Many thanks to you, Lady.

  6. Anonymous
    July 20, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    A beautiful blog, and so true, and you are a beautiful person.

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