Lesson 4 from Thanksgiving with a fractured family: Again, we choose.
We choose to give grace, or to hold tightly onto our pain.
It’s easier to give grace when we understand it is not about us.
When I give grace, I choose to move forward. I choose to flow like water around the injury.
And remember, grace is not earned, it is given.
In fact, grace is most powerful when it is given freely and without conditions.
Like way too many families in the United States, mine has been fractured by politics and disagreement. At the same time, we have been reminded by loss and grief how important family is. As members of my extended family sought to find common ground or at least to move forward in a constructive way, I was reminded of five important lessons this week. I hope these lessons find meaning in both your personal and professional lives.
Today’s intention: Here’s the secret – giving grace to others does more good for you than for the person who receives it. 😉