Grace: A Beautiful Thing

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Monday's Child is Fair of Face
Nursery Rhyme

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go.
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath Day,
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.

In this very old nursery rhyme Tuesday's child is said to be full of grace. To me, this always meant someone who moved beautifully and smoothly like a dancer, ice-skater or athlete. But there are many different meanings of the word grace as I will look at today.

Graceful dancer
Graceful soccer player

Grace As a Prayer

Many people brought up in homes where religion is an important part of family life often say “Grace” before and after meals. This is to say thank you to God for the food on the table and to those people like farmers who may have helped make that food possible. Even in some homes where religion is not important something may be said before or after a meal to express a sense of gratitude for the food provided.

Grace As A Gift

The gift of being able to move gracefully is a talent given to you that one should surely be grateful for.

To be a gracious person you must show politeness, kindness mercy and compassion to others. There is an old saying: “There but for the grace of God go I“. This means that you are lucky not to be in the same situation as them and you feel sympathy for them.

‘The gift of grace is a chance to start fresh. It’s a chance to be free, a chance to let love flow to yourself at a new level. Understanding grace is the key to being able to let go. Let go of what others have done to you, and let go of what you may have done to others, even unintentionally. It is a peace and tranquillity that can only come from knowing that life happens for you, not to you.’

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