Am I Graceful? – Five-Minute Fridays
That word brought back many memories today.
I am linking in to Lisa-Jo on Five-Minute Fridays.
As I grew up I realized that I was not graceful. My arms and legs did not know how to work in tandem. Being tall hindered my gracefulness. I did not do well at sports because my co-ordination lacked everything needed to make me move with ease. The only sport I could do well was curling and I did not perform that gracefully. Others slid out with their rocks – I fell on my knee. I even required a knee pad to keep my knee from being banged on the ice. But I did win a posture queen contest in grade eight!
At ten years of age my mother decided that ballet would help. Sure – I am ten and am in a class of five year olds. That really helped – wrong. I lasted a few months and said this is ridiculous. I couldn’t even balance on one foot.
She enrolled me in figure skating. Bambi – that was me. Down more than up. Bumps on my knees all the time.
As I grew older, filled out and started to be less wobbly my confidence grew. I tried different sports; volleyball, curling, tennis.
In retirement I have joined a tap dancing class and take zumba classes.
Better – not great – but better. My balance is better; my posture is better; I feel more secure.
But now I have to deal with other issues of aging – knees, arms, shoulders.
Instead I think I am more graceful in my mannerisms to others. I try not to be overbearing, too talkative, and am learning to listen, be patient and have more compassion.
That is the type of graceful Jesus wants us to be – right?