The Google definition of “grace” as a verb is: to do honor or credit to someone or something by ones presence
We’re constantly told to give ourselves grace. With people saying thing’s like “you’re doing a good job, doing your best, give yourself grace.”
Presence doesn’t mean you’re doing anything, it just means you’re there.
Give yourself grace. It doesn’t matter what you do, what you didn’t do.. giving yourself grace is honoring your presence. Did you show up?
It doesn’t matter what you did, or how much you did, but did you show up?
If you didn’t show up well then…. you better start showing up.
But were you present?
Showing up can mean something so different for literally anyone that’s listening.
Beating self up so much from an entrepreneurial aspect / motherly aspect because I could have done more, done better.. all the ways I could improve.
rather than look… I’m exhausted, this is all that I’m balancing, and this is all the energy I have to give.
We don’t have to do all the cookie cutter – highlight reel.
If all the energy you have is “average” that’s okay. Because there will be days when you can give so much more, and there will be days when you just don’t have it.
Part of that grace is in being okay simply existing. Honoring that you simply being present can be enough.
Are you showing up the best that you can right now?
What you’re doing right now is enough.
Because later on, that simply showing up will have a ripple effect later on in life. Whether it’s “just showing up” for a networking event, or a therapy session, or a partner, child, friend.
Even the smallest pebble affects the water.