There are a lot of definitions for the word "grace". I do not believe grace is only a religious term; it is not just a virtue given from God. What about the meaning of: having the quality or state of being considerate or thoughtful. It is also: elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action.
Is this meaning of the word grace lost today in our lives? I'm not talking about someone moving with grace like a dancer. I'm talking about an attitude and a way of thinking and living one's life.
To me, grace is a refinement. It's raising yourself above the mundane and a base, animal, primal instinct. Grace is caring and compassion. Taking the higher road and adding to the beauty of life. I believe that there are situations in life that call us to put our own needs second and to be unselfish and have an attitude of grace.
Don't take me wrong. I love getting down and dirty. I can be very primal, animalistic and base (especially in the bedroom)! *evil grin*
Even though I have the right to be crass and say what I want, it isn't always the right thing to do. We may even have a right to be angry, hurt and want to lash out, but what good will that do? We might feel better for about a second. But do we really want to put negative energy out there? What about the consequences of our words too? In the grand scheme of life, isn't it better to just have a little control; a little grace and refinement?
Hope I wasn't rambling too much; just some thoughts running through my mind lately. What are your thoughts about grace?