“It is unearned love–the love that goes before, that greets us on the way. It’s the help you receive when you have no bright ideas left, when you are empty and desperate and have discovered that your best thinking and most charming charm have failed you. Grace is the light or electricity or juice or breeze that takes you from that isolated place and puts you with others who are as startled and embarrassed and eventually grateful as you are to be there.” – Anne Lamott
I just love Anne’s writing. She speaks light & heavy, lightly & darkly. And that speaks to me. I can relate.
I live & swing in a soft-ish place somewhere in the middle of all that. I have mostly good days & some bad days too. And I am getting better at admitting the bad days when they come. What’s the use in faking it when friends who know me best can see through me like the panes in a brand new window??
Love & grace. Two little words that have transformed my life in a really huge way – & the supply is never-ending. Hallelujah. Right now I cannot add to what Anne said about either of them – her expounding fits me to a T.
This blog has afforded me to be more transparent than I might be in actual physical interaction. It is totally cathartic. I can hide here behind the screen & pour out the ugly & the sweet – & no one has to see me or the process as it unfolds. It’s not always the prettiest thing anyway, trust me. I definitely don’t live on some ethereal plane where I float cosmically from moment to blissful moment. (Insert sound of needle scratching across vinyl.) I just try to be as real as I can.
I am very thankful for every single person that reads my babble-ings – even the ones who may not have the best motives in doing so. If I share it here, obviously I don’t gives a rat’s tookus who sees it. It’s a public forum after all.
My prayer is always that someone takes something away from it that lifts them a little, that lightens the load a little. That lends a common-ality that they are not alone. No ma’am, no sir – you most certainly are not. Sometimes knowing that one simple thing can turn a dark night into a new day just like that.
Let’s continue to get up & up & up – bumping along together in this thing called Our Life.
With much love & grace for the journey,
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