Posts Tagged‘Grace’

Grace

Whew. One down, and one to go—graduations, that is. My first-born daughter, Annie, graduated from college about a week ago. Her name was always going to be Annie, by the way. In fact, after my grandmother, Annie Ruth, died, I sat in the limousine at the funeral and told my husband that our first child would be a girl, and we would name her Annie. Three months later, I was pregnant with a daughter—Annie. It was when Annie turned two that I realized that the daughter I had named after my grandmother was actually Annie, my grandmother. I had fallen asleep with Annie…

What To Do When You Smell Regret on Your Breath…

Got regret? Welcome to my world. I wish I knew a lot less about this topic. However, as awful as it feels to face regret, it is the most powerful, beautiful work we do. Regret is that painful feeling linked with an idea that we could have done something differently—that awful feeling that it’s too late to repair the mistakes we feel we’ve made. Regret is the outcome of the disease I call, “I’m not doing me very well.” We all suffer from regret, because acting from our own integrity is not so easy. In fact, all regretful choices stem from this one idea:…