Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Notes from the Field: On Grace.

Grace.Origin: 1125-75; Middle English, from Anglo-French; Latin gratia favor, charm, thanks, from gratus pleasing, grateful; akin to Sanskrit gṛṇāti he praises.

Thanking the oven gods' good graces(Origin: 1125-75; Middle English, from Anglo-French. Favor or goodwill)that my third batch of cupcakes in a row did not burn. It is endlessly gra·ti·fy·ing(Origin: 1605–15; Giving satisfaction, pleasing)to know that when the heart is aflutter, kitchen results can follow suit.

Times have been a bit trying around these here parts lately, but that doesn't mean that I can allow myself to forget about the important things. 

Showing grat·i·tude(Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English, Medieval Latin grātitūdin. The quality of being grateful or thankful) for the wonderful things and people that one has is a start. Being gra·cious (Origin: 1250-1300; Middle English; Latin: grātiōsus, Characterized by or showing kindness)can give you the gift of knowing that there are things out there much greater than what you currently see. 

Third time's a charm, and I am so very grate·ful (Origin: 1545–55; obsolete grate, pleasing. Warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received) that these sweet banana cupcakes with peanut butter and honey buttercream turned out just right. To be honest, there are so many things to be grateful for.

This is a reminder of the times I've acted with grace. This is a reminder to always act with grace.

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