Grace

I once met a girl called Grace. Her light-brown hair fell down her back and swung cheekily when tied in a ponytail. She wore a smile on her face that reflected her sunny disposition. She was always willing to lend a helping hand: on the playground, in the classroom, to close friends and family. Even though she was six years old, she had a “mommy” air about her. She was capable, responsible, confident.

I once met a girl called Grace. She brought laughter into our lives. She spread her joy to whomever she touched. She had learned to consider the feelings of others; and she had learned to make them feel special. She was chatty and included all those around her in her conversations. She understood that there were times to be silent; and revelled in the permission to communicate.

I once met a girl called Grace. As I think of her today, I wonder about her growth into a young woman and whether she still has within her the grace that is embodied in her name.

I once met a girl called Grace.

Have you met a girl called Grace?

(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt)

ยฉ Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

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18 thoughts on “Grace

  1. Wonderful written piece dear Colline. I have never met a girl called Grace but I know two names that this word “Grace” takes me to the memories of them, one is Grace Kelly and the other one Audrey Hepburn! They are both embodied in this word, for me… Do you know just a few days ago I finished the book of Audrey Hepburn… (Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn) Thank you dear Colline… Have a nice day and weekend, love, nia

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    1. Grace Kelly for me is the epitome of Grace. She was so beautiful and deserving to be a princess.
      The book on Audrey Hepburn sounds interesting. The few films I have seen her in, I have enjoyed. And of course she always looked so graceful.

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  2. Dear Colline
    Now that you ask, I can only think of Princess Grace of Monaco. But I know another Grace, whom I am very fond of! My neighbor has a shepherd dog called Grace. She is always so happy to see me when I visit for a cup of coffee! She also has the ability to make you feel special!
    Blessings XX
    Mia

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    1. It is always a pleasure to meet people such as these, isn’t it? They always seem to make your day brighter.
      I am happy to know you enjoyed reading my post today. When I saw the prompt, this little girl came immediately to mind.

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  3. Wonderfully written, Colline. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the name “Grace.” My youngest granddaughter’s middle name is Grace. She is the closest I’ve come to knowing someone named Grace.

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  4. In one of my first grade classes. Grace. ๐Ÿ™‚ She moved away at the end of the school year. I bought her a build-a-bear with peace signs on its dress to remind her of me. Now I can’t pass one of those shops without thinking of Grace. She was a lot like your Grace. The name suits. Great tale.

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  5. What a beautiful writing Colline, your Grace must hold special memorys in your heart.
    I recall beautiful children from my Vietnam days and wonder where they are now, if they survived.
    I find as I get older, the love of children is more endearing and precious.
    Regards
    Ian

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