Saturday, November 02, 2013


I'm cheating. I don't have an idea for a blog today, so I have popped along to Five-minute Fridays for their post topic. Again the idea is that you give yourself five minutes to write without editing and just enjoy the process!! Their topic today is "grace." Here goes:

I often say, as many have, "There, but for the grace of God, or Fortune, go I." I have been grumbling a lot lately. OK, I have no reason to complain. I live in a country with free health care. I have had the good fortune of a post secondary education. I have a stable marriage, children, good health and well, I think that I may have beaten the odds.

The grace of a cloudy day

Somehow, when I am feeling sorry for myself, for no good reason, fortune taps me on the shoulder. Today, as I was walking back to work, I happened to pass a person, I have met before. Let's just say that her name is Tess. She was on her way to a pottery class and was chatting away to the taxi driver, who was helping her get to the studio. Tess has been blind since birth. It's that awful cancer that can happen, to an infant, in utero. Over the years, however, Tess has blossomed, in spite of her disabilities. She has had a career, married and followed her passions. The cancer has come back several times, to claim a limb here or a something there and still Tess, manages to inspire all those who cross her path.

It is this grace in adversity, that is the true grace. It is what elevates the spirit and raises the mundane to the sublime.

Have a fantastic day!!

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