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Grace-By Lisa Alexander

By April 22, 2018 No Comments

We all know the definition of this word, GRACE:

“Unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification”

“A virtue coming from God”

“A state of sanctification enjoyed through divine assistance”

What this word means to me, however, is a bit more personal and interactive. It is an action verb as well as a spiritual place. Coming from a Catholic background I was fortunate to have the privilege to be educated by Dominican nuns. One thing that was forever being emphasized was how much our actions can affect others. You may have your own religious beliefs however we are ALWAYS to be respectful and open to those of others. GRACE is not a religious word ONLY. Grace can be how you handle an uncomfortable situation, how you rise above conflict, how you are sensitive to others situations but most of all that you show compassion.

If this world educated in childhood the importance of having GRACE I truly believe we would have less conflict. GRACE is helpful when you are faced with a dilemma as you can separate yourself and be objective as you are exercising this virtue to be the bigger person. The key is to be able to utilize this virtue under stress. That is where discipline comes in. It is very unselfish to be graceful and it can at times fall on deaf ears but in the end GRACE wins. If you look at things through a long-term scope it is not always about you or who is right. This quote is the perfect example.

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” — Charles R. Swindoll

In the end people remember how you made them feel and THAT is up to you. If you act in GRACE, everyone wins.

Lisa Alexander

Author Lisa Alexander

From a fifth generation agricultural family long engrained in the history of California, Ms. Alexander is an expert in green design, organic products, sustainable businesses and day-to-day green living. She is a Dame of Malta and a member of the Society of California Pioneers. Ms. Alexander resides in San Francisco and is actively involved in numerous charity and community causes including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Fight Against Breast Cancer, Cancer Care Services, the UCLA Foundation, Pets Unlimited, the Guardsman of San Francisco and The Parks Trust to name a few. A visionary in fashion design, Lisa Alexander took her years of experience in the couture fashion industry and launched several different fashion lines in the US. She also founded (in resepect to her agricultural roots) “Mo Betta Pickles“, a pickle company sold to William Sonoma. An international adventurer, Lisa has climbed Kilimanjaro, sailed with the America’s Cup team on the sailboat Defiance, and modeled for Givenchy and Valentino in Europe and New York. She spent five years living in London, Switzerland and India and the combination of these experiences gives an international perspective to her sense of fashion, style and market opportunity.

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