Grace drops are like that single drop of rain. Standing alone, they may seem insignificant, and may even be overlooked. Gradually, though, they may become puddles of grace and even result in a flood that can change the landscape.
What are “grace drops?” Grace is anything that empowers, uplifts, or encourages another. A smile has power. When your manager or supervisor walks into the room, doesn’t it make a difference when you see a smile. Whether it is a fellow team member, a visitor, or a patient, remember the power of a smile. Words are also “grace drops.” Familiarity does indeed breed contempt, and we often forget that “please” and “thank you” are mood altering words.
Most “grace drops” are simple things that by themselves may seem too small to matter. But collectively they can change a prison into a palace. Who’s first? Where do they begin? They begin with you.
© 2003, John C. Fitts, III. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted from Grace Drops, Volume I (2003).