I never would consider myself graceful!
I have been the type of person to respond quickly without a care in the world about feelings; for how I would come off and for how others felt about me. I would be on defense mode, as that was what my father instilled in me. He was so negative and abusive that I suffered with anger, anxiety and depression for many years. I had a crappy outlook on life but I still had amazing positive people around me that stuck by my side and never turned their backs on me for being this negative unhealthy person.
Then I found the love of my life, my husband. He was the first person to change me! He accepted who I was in every way, but he taught me to chill out!
Fast forward to today, 15 years later, I remember like it was just yesterday the talk my husband and I had about 10 years ago when he told me that I was an angry person, I was stuck in the past and that I needed to move on! It hurt to hear that from him but that was exactly what I needed! Today I can say I am being graceful.
In the many years of storms and trenches, I have overcome the anger in me and have given grace.
It’s taken prayer, the support from my family, and my amazing mom tribe to help me get to this point in my life, but after becoming a wife and a mother of two beautiful sweet girls, I want them to give grace and to be graceful.
Yes, I do have my angry moments, that’s human. I just have to really stop and think about the situation, pray and then give it to God.
Are there any areas or people in your life that you feel you’re not giving Grace too? Do you think your anger gets the best of you? What helps you practice being graceful?