This morning, a friend sent me a tweet about the impact of random acts of kindness at work. It makes sense. Sharing acts of kindness makes the giver and the receiver happier. They’re contagious and they make for more fulfilling and happier workplaces.
Another tweet I saw on the same person’s feed posed an interesting question about our choices:
I love how he presents the things we did not choose, and the things we can.
Me, I want to always choose in favour of being kind, generous, honest…
Yet, sometimes, my choices are not aligned with my ‘higher good’.
Like when a driver cuts me off and I think something not so nice about him or her. I’d prefer to simply let them in with a gracious wave and a smile.
Or when someone slips into the lane beside me that I know, and I know they know, is merging because there are big, big flashing lights up ahead telling us so. I don’t really want to let them in when I reach the front of the lane at the same time they do. I often wrestle with my ‘higher good’ and my baser instincts. It can be a struggle for me to make room for grace.
Fact is, grace doesn’t always win.
Today, I choose to let grace win.
With grace as my guide, my baser instincts will have no room to take hold and pull me into defiance. There will be no room for me to choose to act down to my need to ‘have one over’ on my fellow human beings!
Today, I choose to allow grace to have her way with me.