A Wise Word from Rachel Anne Ridge

This is one of my favorite pictures of Rachel EVER.

This is one of my favorite pictures of Rachel EVER. Notice how Flash got into the picture twice.

Not long ago, I told you about my Word for the Year, “Truth.” Well, another favorite word is “Gracious,” which is what I want to be when I grow up.

Then, just over a week ago, my friend Rachel Anne Ridge wrote about Graciousness at her Home Sanctuary blog. Her perception of what graciousness is and what a little of it can do–well, her words were like a breath of fresh mountain air.

She says, in part:

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the art of being gracious.

It feels a little old-fashiony and quaint, doesn’t it? Graciousness doesn’t seem like a trait that gets a whole lot of play in today’s world.

But I’d love to see it make a comeback.

I think graciousness gets mistaken for weakness sometimes because it doesn’t ever push itself on anyone. It gets overlooked because recipients of its gentle charm. . .

With Rachel’s permission, I’m letting her do the talking today. Please click here to read the rest of her thoughts at www.homesanctuary.com.

Thanks for reading.
You’re very gracious!
Jan

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