Monday, October 12, 2009

Everyday Grace

…when your husband refers to the dirty patches that reappeared on the grout you spent five hours scrubbing as “natural variations.”

…when a fourth grader wades through paper scraps at the end of a long class where nothing went right and you were anything but patient to tell you that you’re “the best art teacher in the whole world.”

…when the friend you mentally labeled “unresponsive” for not knowing how to help in one situation becomes the first responder in the next crisis.

…when your boss gives you grateful smile and says “you’re just fine. Don’t worry about a thing,” when you sheepishly hand her some paperwork she wanted last month.

…when you know you forgot no fewer than three ingredients when cooking dinner and your husband seems shocked and tells you that “mistakes are just an alternate way of cooking.”

I’m celebrating everyday grace today. Want to join me? Post a comment and let me know when you last experienced everyday grace.

If you’d like to see what other people are celebrating today, head on over to Tuesdays Unwrapped, where every Tuesday is chance to appreciate the gift that is life.

Oh! And don't forget to come back tomorrow for One Line Wednesday! If you don't have your line ready, you have all day to think about it!


Dawn said...

ahhh... everyday graces are like breath to my soul! every one of yours made me smile. so... one of my own? my son (and a few others) declaring that my macaroni & cheese is THE BEST... even if it came in third place... out of three...

Anonymous said...

What wonderful blessings. :)

deb said...

I'd like to remember the friend one... that can be hard, and then so beautiful. Life is all these ups and downs.

The Blonde Duck said...

What a wonderful post! Here's mine: When you've had a no good, terribly bad day and come home to find your husband has proudly cooked hot dogs and rice for dinner.

Charisse and Holly said...

What an uplifting and delightful post. Love taking the time to think about stuff like this. Thanks for another great post. Holly at

carma said...

my husband is in construction and I believe I've heard him use the "natural variations" quote a time or two.

How sweet of the student to brighten your day with those kind words :-)

Holly said...

Those are fabulous. Such a good reminder that we all need to celebrate everyday grace. Hmmm...mine mom (that is who I am staying with in LA), took both my cranky kids who at 2.5+ hours past their bed time were still crazy, and laid down with them, even though she had to get up early for work - so I could have a break...which I needed BADLY.

Boy Crazy said...

I like the way you look at these things as 'everyday grace'. It's so comforting to know that no one expects us to be perfect, isn't it?

Bonnie said...

Sweet little reminders that things aren't always as they appear and perfection is something we should relax a bit on... thanks for sharing! I loved reading this post.


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