Monday, January 24, 2011

Falling With Grace

There is one thing that I know for sure-we all will fall from time to time. Falling happens to us all in one way or another. Sometimes it's the classic physical fall, which I am prone to having due to the gracefulness of a sloth. 
Then there is the metaphoric fall. Yes, the "fall from grace" sort of fall. Whether you can say you saw life throwing you that curve ball or not- you're flat at the plate. 

We are in fact human. We all fall down. 

An idea came to me one day after yet another of life's lessons had me in a broken stupor. As I was laying there all sprawled out I had a thought. What if we all could just "fall" better. Is there a better way to fall? If I can just learn how to tuck and roll with the it possible to fall with grace?

Think about the last time you fell physically. Did you try to catch yourself? Did you take a couple people down with you? I bet you got back up...maybe brushed yourself off even. Did you see it coming? Do you remember it in slow motion? 

Now what about your last set back? Did you sense it coming? Did you have a chance to respond?  I bet you got yourself up though. Maybe you didn't have the battle bruises but it left a mark on your spirit. Sometimes those wounds take even longer to heal.  

My prayer with many of life's trials is that I can handle it with grace. I'm not sure why that's so important to me. I'm guessing that I'm not the only one. As I learn how to fall with grace I can share my stories. We all can learn to fall with grace. 


  1. Hi Amy - what a great concept for a blog! I look forward to reading more.

  2. Thanks so much. I love yours, depend on it even to help me remember I'm not the only one out here with Sjogrens.


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