I tend to take blessings and grace for granted. It's not until I stop and actually focus on gratitude and appreciation (or until I need something) that I realize that it (or they) have been there all along. Today was one of those days. When I look around at the people in my life I can't help but be thankful for all the support they offer to me on a constant basis. I count my friends, family, the people I work with and volunteer with as some of my greatest treasures. We all screw up on occasion. Mistakes happen... even to the best of us. (Some of us more than others perhaps, but regardless... it happens.) It's easy to tell others not to beat themselves up, but we sure do a good job of it when we're the ones who cause the problem.
I made an honest mistake a few months ago and I'm still trying to clean up the mess. I take full responsibility for what I did and have tried to make it right. The grace in this situation comes from all of the support that I've received from family and friends who are working with me to help remedy the situation. I have people around me offering emotional support as well as real solutions to the problem. They are helping to clean up the mess I created, and for that I am truly grateful.
My family, friends, co-workers and fellow volunteers are some of the best people I know. They really are the A-Team - First String - Varsity Squad! I'm sure glad their on my side, because I'm bound to mess up again... eventually.