A standard of grace

I just spent the last several days at a conference, tucked away at a cabin in New Hampshire. We were surrounded by fresh snow, beautiful things & some amazingly sweet & talented ladies. Among the many things I gained from the long weekend {lessons, tips, friendships, time to rest, etc.} was a fabulous swag bag packed full of goodies from the sponsors. One of the things that I am most excited about is The Simplified Journal from Emily Ley. I have had a long time love for her designs and not only that, but the foil printed quote on the front, is one of my all time favorites:

Did you catch that? "I will hold myself to a standard of grace, not perfection". Each time I come across that quote, I find it to be a powerful reminder that no one is perfect. While it's important to always strive to do our best, no matter how much of a perfectionist we are or type A personality we have, it's simply not possible to achieve perfection. And that is where grace comes in. It always seems easier to show others grace than to show it to ones self, but in the spirit of taking care of ourselves and being fair, we all need to work on that a little, don't you think? As I'm playing catch up from being gone & finding yet another snow storm making it more challenging to do so, I'm clinging to this quote. 

If you want a daily reminder to hold yourself to a standard of grace, you can also buy a print on Emily's shop!!

Happy Monday, lovelies!!