Monday, 21 September 2009

Monday's Musings

I'm just going to start outright with this: Four sleeps to go!

I had something very interesting said to me the other day...well...written actually. I have been pondering the comment and wondering what it was that prompted it. What that person sees in me that I can't seem to find in myself! One day during staff devotions, the staff member leading it spread A5 paper around the room with a staff member's name on each....and a pack of textas. We were told to go and write on as many as we wanted, to encourage each person.

One of the comments on mine was "your grace is an example". defines grace as:
  1. elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action.
  2. a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment.
  3. favour or good will.
Grace? Me, gracious....or graceful even? I always wished I could be that kind of person but I really don't see it in myself. In fact, it's something I've always wished I could be and never like I get there! I seem to get to cranky and frustrated far more quickly!

On the other hand, it's really nice to get an A5 card filled with encouraging comments about yourself. I feel inclined to frame it for future reference, for when 'fractious' might describe me better!


Jodie said...

I know you've probably told me but what's happening in four sleeps??

Rel said...

Woo hoo!!!!!

Angela said...

Glad you asked that Jodie- I am confusded about the 4 sleeps too!

And yes - GRACE is a quality you display - in the way you write about others, you show graciousness and care for them, and I am sure your friend's perceive God's love through you. But don't be surprised if you cannot see it in yourself, you are measuring by what you know of the Inner You! By GOD's grace, our friends only see the Outer!

Tracy said...

Rel and I, and two other friends are going away for the weekend. As much of a weekend as we can possibly squish into 3 days. That's why she's woohoo'ing and I'm keeping count!!!

Thank you Angela. I appreciate your input. You're right, of course. No one can know the inner workings of a person's mind. I'm sure God worked it that way quite deliberately!!!!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I think Angela said very nicely what I would have said about you. I think "graceful" fits you to a tee!


Tracy said...

Thank you Frances