The journey always seems to start in such a simple way. Simply showing up and saying “Yes!” Soon after that you realize you’ve picked up some habits along the way. Some good, some bad, some indifferent. Then you take time, analyze, adjust and continue along the way. ______ In this season “Grace” seems to be one of those adjustment. I seem to focus extremely hard on offering grace to others. If someone messes up or forgets something it’s no longer a big deal. I just extend grace to them and we move on as if nothing ever happened. This all works well until it comes to myself. In all the studying I’ve done, countless lectures I’ve lessoned to, and the endless conversations I’ve had with friends. No one ever seems to say “Hey Daniel, extend grace to yourself. Give yourself room to grow. If you screw up it’s not a big deal. Go make it right and keep moving ahead.” ______ So let me be the first one to say it to you if no one else has. Have grace with yourself not just everyone else around you. Life isn’t perfect nor was it designed to be. We all experience a few bumps in the road. Don’t just extend grace to others, also extend it to yourself. It’ll do wonders for your soul.