My parents mentioned multiple times that they should have given more thought to my middle name. They would have named me Amanda Grace instead of Amanda Lyn. However, the more I learn about myself, the more grateful I am to have a name not associated with an adjective. Of all my wonderful traits and characteristics and attributes, grace, is not found among them. Yes, I am that guy-ette. The one who trips over air and flat surfaces. The one who drops everything, particularly glass and valuables. I find bleachers and ice to be just plain cruel. The extent of my lack-of-grace has become endearing. The only amount of grace I possess is the ability to laugh at myself in said situations.
grace: noun \ˈgrās\: simple elegance or refinement of movement
grace·ful: adjective \ˈgrās-fəl\: displaying grace in form or action : pleasing or attractive in line, proportion, or movement
My girls road trip to the beach concluded with a stop at a playground. The slides were recommend for children ages 5-12 and were epic. We had a blast. My first trip down a slide slid me right of the end and onto my bum… Mel captured me in all of my glorious gracefulness.