Did you know that grace can be sent?
It is as simple as a stamp on an envelope,
A name on a package, or an address in the To: field.
Grace is given in the remembering.
Grace is given in letting someone know that you remember.
Grace is given in the “Hello, how are you?”
Grace is spoken in the “I’ve been thinking about you”.
When we assure another that they are not forgotten in the crush and swell of this world,
That is grace.
We can twine our words round with kindness, compassion, and love, like wrapping paper and ribbon.
We can give grace in a “hello”,
Extend it in an “I love you”,
Gift it with a “you matter”.
We give grace a face when we listen in silence.
We give it wings when we acknowledge another’s pain.
We give it hands when we reach out.
Sometimes, our grace is small, childish, as simple as a shared cookie or bag of caramels.
Sometimes our grace is broken as we work through our own pain, but we make the attempt.
Sometimes our grace is beautiful, opalescent, forgiving, and extravagant.
Sometimes our grace is just blue ink on lined paper and starts out, “I just wanted to say hello”.