Grace in Chaos: Tools for Emotional Resilience
Earlier this year, as I was gathering ideas and thoughts to share with you on an prior blog, I received an urgent text from our son, who, like many, was working from home. He and his family live 1000 kilometers away.
Sienna, our 6-year-old granddaughter, missed us and needed to chat. Well, I must confess, that this was way more important than writing the blog.
So, connected by Skype, Sienna and I explored all her latest art work, played in her little tent, inspected her tidy toy area, arranged for a recipe swap with Mommy, pretended to be dizzy as she rotated the phone around in circles, inspected the garden in the back yard and planned baking cookies with Daddy for tomorrow.
We visit as often as we can, but the current health restrictions have made that more of a challenge, so we don’t get to see her in person as often as we would like. To be honest, I had been missing my beautiful little grandchildren and my family and this call warmed my heart in ways nothing else can. And it brought me back to love and grace.
Grace is defined as “simple elegance.” In times of great chaos, grace has a powerful impact.
Grace is one of those things that can certainly appear spontaneously. However, when you create fertile soil, seeds of grace will bring you much comfort, strength and sustenance.
How do we create this soil for grace when the whole world is in turmoil?
It is the nutrients in fertile soil that nourish seeds into healthy growth.
In times of great challenge it is important to gather many ways to nourish yourself. Here are some of my favorite that help me to keep my centre and open the door to grace.
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