There is a never-ending worldwide shortage.

Graceful is artistic, elegant, subtle and effective. Graceful makes things happen and brings light but not heat.

Graceful does not mean invisible, hiding, fearful or by the book. And graceful certainly does not include lecturing or bullying.

A graceful person gets things done, but does it in a way you would be happy to have repeated.

A graceful person raises the game of everyone nearby, causing a race to the top, not the bottom.

Graceful is the person we cannot live without, the one who makes a difference.

The innovator. The artist. Everywhere I turn, I see people bringing grace to their families, their communities and their work.

The thing is, no one is born graceful. It’s not a gift, it’s a choice.

Every day, we get a chance to give others the benefit of the doubt.

Every day, we get the opportunity to give others our support, our confidence and our trust. And yet most days, we hesitate.

There are so many things on our agenda, so many people who want a piece of us, so many things to do, so many obligations, of course it’s tempting to merely get it done, to phone it in.

None of those shortcuts will make the impact you are capable of making, and none of those approaches will bring you closer to those you are here to serve.

The industrial age is ending, and a new one is beginning. It produces art instead of stuff and it rewards gracefulness.


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