“Give yourself a year’s worth of a lot of grace.”
There’s nowhere we can go in this world where we will find another human being that has lived the exact same situations as us.
Before March of 2008, I thought I was alive.
I was 25, engaged to my best friend, and looking forward to our life together with excitement. I had friends, family, and a job I loved. I had a home, I travelled, I had the means with which to live the life I sought after.
I thought I was alive. Until I learned how to live.
If you’ve ever been forgiven for something or loved even though you haven’t been the best version of yourself, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
It’s the one thing any of us ever need to both give and to receive: grace.
This isn’t something that just happens. In fact, it’s quite purposeful.
There are habits that grace-giving people do each day, and because God’s grace is something we’re given no matter what, it only makes sense that we, too adopt the following:
If you’ve never been a parent, there’s no way I can possibly explain that kind of love.
It’s so weird, isn’t it?
How we call a “change of heart” something that refers to a sudden act.