Life is hard. As far as I can tell, my best days are those where I have a good balance of grit, gratitude, grace, and a heavy reliance on God.

Grit: Facing the hard stuff head on. Challenging yourself continuously. Pulling  yourself up when you can, and asking for help when you need it. Preparing for the worst.

Gratitude: Appreciating every situation as an opportunity to learn. Recognizing goodness in the world. Using gifts and life for good, and for service.

Grace: Giving others space to be themselves. Respecting alternative opinions and views. Showing mercy. Being real.

On the worst days, God and a glass of wine are all I can muster. Tomorrow is a new day. We can move forward together. I am here for you with love and hope.