Gratitude and Grace 

“There but for the grace of God, go I”
I am vulnerable to the same misfortunes as the next person. When faced with a similar circumstance, I am just as likely to suffer a similar fate…if not for Grace.
Grace is a gift. It is the sum of all the blessings that I get to enjoy through no entitlement or obligation. I deserve nothing, yet inexplicably, I receive another second chance to live life as part of a Larger Whole. 
I waste untold time trying to reconcile why. Like the abashment I feel from a compliment I am afraid to accept, I question if I am worthy of such Grace.
In all reality, I am but a cog in the Grand Machine. My job is to be in action and live in acceptance of what is. My job is not to ask why. Why keeps me in the problem while acceptance let’s me exist in the solution. 
I am not qualified to judge with the simple human terms I am limited by. Myopic vision keeps me from seeing the bigger picture. 
When we are of service and in acceptance, we are the same- essential and vital, useful with purpose.

Experience may vary, but our lot is the same- rely on the seemingly abstract mercy of the Universe and be grateful for the Grace as it fills our lives. 
Not on my terms 

Not in my time

Not according to my plan
~S.D.

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