Elections were held for Governor in some states losing two seats of President Obama's party, however, he doesn't seem to be phased. Good for him! Roll with the punches, make the best of the situation, learn to use the tools you have to get that job done.
We can learn much by how others handle adversity. Grace under pressure is one of the most sought after attributes a person seeks and one that exudes inner strength. Many have told me I possess this quality.
I tend to agree with this consensus on a certain level. Where other people experience situations that are unnerving to them and they come to me to talk things out or to ask advice, I agree. However, if it is me who is experiencing the unnerving situation, the picture can be painted with many different colors.
But it can depend on who I am speaking with. If the person is a business associate I am a bit tempered and reserved, probably when my grace appears; if the person is a really good friend or family member I might just tell all, falling apart at the seams, probably displaying no grace.
The personal display of pain with friends and family give us the strength to carry on with grace and dignity when meeting our public. Spending time with friends and family over the weekend, I had been witness to how someone showed this strength and grace while experiencing despicable circumstances no one--absolutely no one--should have to go through.
Grace under pressure. A worthy characteristic.
Have a great day everyone!
"Everything that slows us down forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace."