Five Minute Friday {Grace}

2d9122b431fbd28a60755ecee4800d64Welcome to five minute Friday to where us bloggers are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.

Set the timer, have fun, write whatever flows from your fingers!

Today’s Five minute Friday word is {GRACE}


When I saw that the Five Minute Friday word was Grace I practically jumped out of my seat! I love the word Grace! Grace is a huge part of my life, my thinking, my everything!

I love this quote "I will hold myself to the standard of Grace, not perfection"

To me that holds so much meaning this week.  I have gone through something big this week and its a great reminder that I don't have to be perfect to be accepted. I can have faults and be accepted right where I am. I can fall short sometimes and not matter what GRACE is here with me everywhere I go.

I am learning so much about myself this week. I have worked incredibly hard in sessions with my therapist, and connection has been key to this hard but healing work.

My therapist and I wrote a new line on the white board in his office that says "taking another step towards me, to set my life free" and I couldn't have done it without grace!

Grace is here everywhere we turn, we just need to focus our eyes on it and accept it.

This week I have really allowed myself to be seen in my weakest, and I notice that when I am not as strong, when I am not forcing myself to be strong and let my weak be seen, people lean in more and respect me a little more. I am grateful for all those around me who accept me no matter strong or weak.

Grace is also another word for movement; something else that I have done this week. I have made a movement towards me and away from something that was taking me away from who I truly am! I am proud of myself for taking steps this week to say YES to me and NO to the lie.

I am also proud of myself for leaning on support and accepting it instead of trying to do it on my own.

I am blessed, and it's because of Grace that I can accept all those around me and not only those around me, but I accept myself even when I am not as strong.