5 Ways to Tackle Life With Grace and Grit. It’s starts with kindness..
Oh boy. I’m a year older. I’m in my 33’s. I’m not near where I expected to be in life. But then again, is anybody really on track in life? Don’t answer that. Just ponder. And agree with me. Mmm K?
Two things I’ve learned in these 33 years is that in order to survive and THRIVE, you need to accept Grace (from God and from yourself), and you need to have some GRIT. Meaning, you better know how to endure (and tackle) life’s obstacles. Yes, there will be obstacles. MANY.
Praise God for Grace. Grace allows us to accept those obstacles and our weaknesses. Grace allows us to rely on God’s strength, not our own, and at the same time accept that we ARE NOT in control.
Grace, by definition, is….
• a divinely given talent or blessing.
• the condition or fact of being favored by someone
Yes Grace, amazing grace. If you don’t give yourself some “grace room” now then life will be quite difficult.
You see, we are all entrepreneurs in some way. Striving to be successful at our passions, our job, our roles as human beings. We take risks. We dream big. We think big. We GO BIG or GO HOME. And at the same time, we expect QUICK results and the grass is always greener on the other side success. That, my friends, is not reality.
After 33 years on this planet I have come to realize that GRACE is the watering can that helps that grass get greener. We can acknowledge our weeds. Our dry soil. Our “mulch,” and then fix it up with a bit of Grace and lot of Grit work.
You knew the grit fit in here somewhere, right?
Grit, by definition, is….
courage and resolve; strength of character
Oh friends, isn’t that life summed up in a nutshell? We dig deep to find courage to continue with our BIG DREAMS. Our life GOALS! We build strength through trials and tribulations, which we cannot escape.
It takes true Grit to accept change and to embrace it.
It takes true Grit to stay positive and uplifting through all bumps of life.
Wouldn’t you agree?
Grace and Grit are my life vision. At the age of 33 I’ve accepted where I am in life… with a lot of Grace. As Joyce Meyer always says.
“I may not be where I want to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be.”
5 Ways to Tackle Life With Grace and Grit
- Be kind. Kind to yourself. Kind to other. Kind in ALL circumstances. Kindness is so underrated and undervalued. That is all. I say that kindly.
- Do not fear change. Do not reject change. Change is ULTIMATELY going to happen and it can be good. Hard, yes. Uncomfortable, hell yes. Scary, you betcha. But true grit comes from persevering through the change.
- Say thank you. Say thank you with the small stuff. Say thank you for the big stuff. Say thank you when you’ve already said thank you. Thankfulness is what make us flourish. Thankfulness is what keeps us GRINDING toward the goal. Our own road and journey.
- Do not compare. Yes, that’s easy, right? Ha, no. It’s BEYOND easy to compare or be jealous of somebody else’s status, things, success, whatever. Grass is always greener. But truth is we all need to give each other grace and value each other, not envy. Life is tough and the more we put thoughts in our head that our life isn’t as “good” as others, we harm our health. Negative thoughts cause sooo much damage to our bodies and soul. Oh that is one area I truly struggled with for years. Until I God made me realize it was STINKIN THINKIN.
- Be patient. Say what? All I can say is this JUST MIGHT be the KEY to life. In a world of instant gratification, we do practice enough patience. In fact, we don’t give enough patience. We expect things to happen ASAP and we can’t “hurry up and wait” for them. We want instant success, instant health and happiness, instant relationships, instant things in general. But the reality patience is what brings all those. Just in God’s timing. And His timing is always PERFECT. Or so I’ve learned (the hard way).
So you see, at the age of 33 we are embracing change after change. My husband and I both “grit” our way through it and try to stay positive. Change is good. Change can be hard. But Change, ultimately, is good.
At the age of 33, I am finding JOY in all things, practicing a lot more patience, acceptance, and confidence.
To say we both wish we would have ventured down this path 8 years ago, when we were first married, would be lying. I am glad we didn’t settle right away. God gave us a lot of grit and grace to get through those years and make us stronger. AMEN!
To say we both wish life hadn’t been such a mess for all these years would also be lying. I look back and praise God for his strength and provision.
To say I am glad I am getting older… well , that’s the truth. Grace and Grit combined sure do make for a shiny new surface (after much hard work). Such is life.
Speaking of practicing patience and acceptance, with my husband’s new job, we now have amazing health insurance! This means, after 8 years, we I can have reconstructive surgery on my colon. I bet you didn’t expect for me to say that, right? Something I haven’t shared because, let’s face it, who want to talk about the anatomy of a colon and food in one day. Haha! It’s also why this blog has shifted more toward foods and not fitness. Yes, physical dilemmas there. Thank God for wine… and then some. 😉
That being said, I’m gifting myself more grace to grit to get through it. It’s in two weeks, so if you could please say a little a prayer, that would be lovely.
Thank you all for continuing to support this gluten free site and my corny Cotterness. That’s word, I promise.
p.s I did not really proof read this. Gimme some grace with the grammar… mmmm k?