Definitions: (1) unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification; a virtue coming from God; exalted; (2) approval <in good graces>; (3) an inherited attractive trait or characteristic; (4) a benign attitude or attribute; dignified; honored

Amazing Grace {1779}
Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
— John Newton (1725-1807) English slaver & later an Anglican clergyman

De bonne grace (French): “With good grace”
• Able to accept disappointment with grace.
• Able to appreciate one’s saving graces.
• Able to live with grace in the present.
• Willing to grant a period of grace.

Quote: Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth. — Bradley Whitford (1959-) American actor & producer

Symbol: alyssum flowers