A GRACIOUS woman is a GRATEFUL woman.
Definition and Intersection
Gracious is defined as courteous, kind, and pleasant. Grateful is another word for thankful.
Let us take a moment to reflect on how those two intersect. Going through life graciously allows a woman to find the positive in everything. This attitude in life makes us as women shine with grace.
To take this down to a personal level, I am a very busy woman: wife, caregiver, mother of 2, and now watch an infant child five days a week. Many of you know this, but I say this for the sake of my new readers. There are times, there is so much on my plate, that I am exhasperated. Trust me, I have been in some bad spots.
Poisoning the Air
Many women, like me, can show their stress very clearly. It “poisons” the air in the home. (Of course, I don’t mean this literally.) However, as mentioned in my article, Stress, your attitude affects the way your entire home operates. Spouses, children, and even animals will react to your stress.
How to be Gracious
So, how can we as women find the way to being gracious?
- Find the positive in everything. I don’t care what it is, it can be the smallest slice of positive…FIND IT. Having the right mindset will keep all of those dark negative thoughts that attract other dark negative thoughts out.
- Take a breath before reacting with anger. This doesn’t mean to be a doormat, but as women, it seems we have lost our way in acting in a tactful way. It is important to act like a lady. (See my article – Act Like a Lady)
Let me retouch on the main point- be positive. When you begin to look at things from a positive perspective, you find a reason to smile. Positivity leads to GRATEFULNESS. You see the sunny side of life, and become ever more thankful for the things you have despite your hardships. These are all things I decided myself to work on.
A Softer You
Others (family, friends, etc) will now see a softer, more feminine side to you. With a positive heart, you are more open to the world around you. Embrace the world, live with a song in your heart.