The Power of Grace
Grace by definition is to provide kindness, mercy or pardon. And why shouldn’t we provide ourselves a little grace? Like I said, life is messy. To live our own happy, we need the ability to be confident in our choices and what is best for us. Don’t be fooled by the choices other military spouses are making. It may not be the best thing for you that day! They may be doing exceptional things that you could never imagine. Your clean kitchen is their messy hair. And their volunteering is your cup of coffee. You don’t know what gives them a release on a day-to-day basis.
The greatest thing is, when you allow yourself that grace, will you see the light in your own home. Light that is there daily. The mess will never go away, but if you have your priorities in your own life understood, you will have the ability to celebrate your life, begin to share the vulnerability and truly celebrate both yours and others’ successes however little or large they may be.
At each season’s end you will look back and have every set of emotions, but remember you are doing the best you can with the information you have at that very moment! Could we always do better? Sure. But, don’t compare yourselves to your peers, and know that you are in the majority. Most military spouses are feeling the same way you are.
So, provide a little grace and understanding to each other, and most importantly to you. You are someone’s happy. To those around you, you do amazing things and the happiness and grace that you can afford will help make surviving a little less messy and definitely more enjoyable.Subscribe to Millspouse: This Week