Once upon a time…
When I was in my early 20s, struggling as a writer, my desktop computer crashed. I didn’t have any money to replace it.
One day soon after, a good friend showed up with a good second-hand computer for me. “It’s a gift,” he said. I couldn’t accept it, I told him, it was just too much. I was even a bit angry with him for not talking to be before he bought it.
I’ll never forget what he said to me.
“You really need to learn to accept a gift with grace,” he said. “A gift doesn’t come with any conditions or an implied reciprocation.”
He was right. Of course, he was right.
Grace and a cup of coffee
Before that moment, I had always understood “grace” to be a fey, delicate sentiment. Suddenly it had strength, a power to connect friends. I have never forgotten his kindness or the lesson I learned.
He didn’t buy get me that computer out of charity, but out of his own grace—he had not only the ability to afford to buy something for me, but also the generosity of spirit to want to buy it for me.
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