Gratitude & Grace

It is a different time.

It’s overwhelming, scary, beautiful, simple, complex….so many words could be used to describe this time of life we are in. There were so many big events in the past 12 months that have contributed to the feeling that seems to be there no matter what happens. And, I think it’s the day-to-day that is really getting to me.

What do you do when there is nothing to look forward to, little to distract you, and you are stuck with the same people (or with just yourself) all day?

I don’t have all the answers. The truth is that we all have our own journeys to be comfortable in the discomfort. This isn’t easy, and there are so many things that will impact how you end up acting.

I know the two things I focus on are gratitude and grace. I am thankful that I have so much flexibility in my job that I can help my kids with school, that I have a team that can pick up the slack, that I have my family with me, that I have everything I need within 10 minutes.

And, I lose it on my kids. I have a short fuse with my husband. There are not enough hours in the day to do all the things. And all I want is to take a trip somewhere and watch a musical.


Grace for the times I am not at my best. Grace for the desires that I have that won’t get fulfilled. Grace for the people who are not showing up at their best and impacting me. Grace because I was given grace, and I can show it to others.

Take a moment to slow down. I have no promises as to when this will be over, but I know that with gratitude and grace, it will be a bit easier.