Grace comes in many ways. Offer it. Accept it.
My friend sent this to me. She included a note about how I’ve likely read it before, but it reminded her of me. This is one of my favorite gifts to receive! When someone reads something, sees something, experiences something, tastes something and they pass it along because they are reminded of me—I feel loved.
Surprisingly, I have not read this Mary Oliver poem. Not surprisingly, it resonated with me.
Today you can share your story of a time you passed something along or received something that was just the right thing at just the right time. Or you can respond to the poem, because I’m sure I’m not the only one whom it resonates with.
Of course, if there’s something else tugging at you—write that instead!
*Remember, you don’t have to accept this invitation…but I do hope you will accept the invitation to write. Sharing our stories is magical.
PS—I started a Facebook Group for the #sosmagic community. Join here.
Open your blog and write a post. Just write.
Reply to this post, jot a note and paste your URL.
Comment on other blogs. Soak up the magic that will find you.
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Use one of these images so we can find each other…and you can invite others to share their stories with us!
Offer an invitation to others.
I’m joining an open community of writers over at Sharing Our Stories: Magic in a Blog. If you write (or want to write) just for the magic of it, consider this your invitation to join us. #sosmagic
7 thoughts on “open invitation no. 66: grace”
You MUST have grace in all things – especially when assessing young children. Be present. Be patient. Be filled with wonder!
Ruth – just wanted to say I get overjoyed when another SOS prompt comes to my inbox! I thought I had read ALL of Mary Oliver. Missed this one – and it is truly filled with light. Thank you!
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Thanks so much Jojo! I love this poem, too.
I had never read this Mary Oliver poem either! It might be one of my favorites! I’ve renamed my blog and changed things up a bit. Coffee With Chloe is now Stories With Sophie and today’s post shares a bit how I’ve used Grace as my OLW this year. https://deb-day.blogspot.com/2021/10/choosing-grace.html
A little something about my girls that I hadn’t shared yet…
I’m with you, Ruth. That’s one of my favorite gifts to receive as well. To have someone let me know something reminded them of me.
A story that I have wished for a month, and now seemed the right time. https://justforamonth.blogspot.com/2021/10/grace.html
I throw an SOS into the sea and discover my offering is enough.
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