Friday, 8 April 2016

The A-Z of Positive Personality Traits - G is for Gracious

The A-Z of Positive Personality Traits - G is for Gracious

Next letter up for the A-Z challenge of Positive Personality Traits is G - and G is for Gracious. Graciousness is a quality that (in my opinion) develops with age and wisdom. It comes from experiencing the ups and downs of life and learning how to handle them in a wise and non-confrontational manner.

Young people are full of fire and retribution. They want to jump into and onto everything and they can sweep others to the side in the process. Learning to see others and to respect them and their differences is part of an attitude of grace. People you encounter don't necessarily seem to deserve that grace, but when you've developed the trait of being gracious, you can extend it to even those least deserving of it.



The A-Z of Positive Personality Traits - G is for Gracious

Grace is a gift we give to those around us - it is a quiet and generous quality and one that can be hard to develop. Occasionally you come across an innately gracious person, but the majority who show graciousness have come by the trait through living a full and, at times, difficult life and have learnt lessons along the way. They are then able to extend grace to others who are in the process of going through trials of their own.

Being gracious has a peaceful sense to it, it comes with being a lover rather than a fighter. It's about giving the benefit of the doubt and not jumping to conclusions or passing judgement. Gracious people are wonderful to be around - their generosity of spirit is something we can all aspire to.

See you next time for the continuation of Positive Personality Traits - H is for Happy.

This post is part of the April #atozchallenge.


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33 comments:

  1. Beautifully written Leanne. You are the epitome of grace.

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    1. honestly Rena - if you were any sweeter I'd have to kiss you :)

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  2. Such a lovely word and trait! I want to be it. :)
    Cheers,
    Seena
    #AtoZChallenge- G is for Google

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    1. I think we all want to be a little more gracious if we can Seena :)

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  3. Truly a beautiful post Leanne. Indeed I find it extremely difficult to be gracious to those who don't deserve it...but I guess it comes unconsciously with practice...and one does end up feeling so much better by being gracious.
    @KalaRavi16 from
    Relax-N-Rave

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    1. It is a trait we all need to work on Kala - especially when it comes to difficult people in our lives. I guess practice makes perfect!

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  4. We're on a roll, Leanne, with our positive AtoZs. Nice to read this beautiful post! :)
    http://meinthemiddlewrites.com/2016/04/08/me-in-the-middle-of-atozchallenge-letter-g/

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    1. Thanks Mary Lou - I really enjoyed yours too - I think gratitude and grace compliment each other.

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  5. Such a lovely post this is :) Grace is indeed something which comes up with experience.
    I am happy to be acquainted with a very gracious person like you :)

    Cheers,
    Srivi - AtoZChallenge
    G for Graveyard | Twitter

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    1. Oh Srivi that was a lovely compliment - thank you so much x

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  6. This is something I strive to be, but to be honest, I struggle with it. There are some people who just rub me up the wrong way and I have a really hard time being nice to them as it feels fake!
    Debbie

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    1. I think we are all a work in progress Debbie - I'm tending to solve the problem by distancing myself from the people who are toxic to me - then I have more grace to offer to other people :)

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  7. Beautifully written. Sadly, it doesn't always comes with age, but it is a quality I should aspire to more. I'm not the most gracious person there is. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree Alana - there are a lot of fairly miserable and ungracious older people out there - I'm working on not heading too far in that general direction if I can help it :)

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  8. Gracious words from a gracious person!

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    1. thank you so much Di - that was a lovely thing to say x

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  9. Some people have a knack for being gracious. I think a person has to be at peace with oneself to be gracious to others.
    Susan Says

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    1. I agree Susan - if you have issues within yourself then they tend to spill out ungraciously to others.

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  10. Ah, those moments of grace - so special, even if not always spectacular.

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    1. yes Gulara - there is a quietness to grace isn't there?

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  11. A wonderful post, Leanne. Thank you. Grace, being gracious .. one of the most beautiful personality traits.
    Happy A to Z.
    Silvia @
    https://silviatomasvillalobos.wordpress.com

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    1. thanks Sivia - it is indeed a beautiful trait - one we all need more of :)

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  12. A very special word 'Grace', and one you have beautifully defined and interrupted. I agree that with age and life experiences comes graciousness. I have always liked the name Grace, as well. Leanne, I am really enjoying your thoughtful and beautifully written posts. Thank-you for your thoughtful comments on my posts.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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    1. Thanks so much Sue - I like the name Grace too - it has a serenity to it that hopefully influences the owner :)

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  13. Gracious - that's definitely something I aspire to. Lovely post.

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    1. thanks Pam - I think we all aspire to more of it :)

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  14. Very nicely put. I enjoyed reading through your posts this evening. I'll be back!

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    1. thanks Valerie - I'd love you to come back and visit again :)

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  15. Wonderful post. It reminds me of my very lovely grandmother, who was both gracious and graceful to the end, even after dementia had taken her memory. I very much would like to be more like her (with my memory intact, of course.)

    @dSavannahCreate from
    dSavannahRambles
    #AtoZChallenge2016 theme: dSavannah Defects

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    1. Sometimes dementia takes graciousness away - I'm glad hers remained intact dSavannah :)

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  16. I am full of grace, for the most part, until somebody pisses me off. ;) Even then, my tone remains icily polite. Thankfully, it takes a lot to get me that riled up. Still, some of us have more abrasive natures than others. You are lovely and gracious, Leanne.

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  17. What a lovely definition of graciousness.

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  18. I love this post! I truly think I never really considered the quality of graciousness until recently. And yes, after having experienced a difficult situation. Definitely a change in perspective.

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