Thursday, September 10, 2009

Irish Grace

Grace builders. I learned the term from my friend, Erica. Grace builders. We all have them. You know. The people who can't seem to be happy when you share something good that's happened to you. They have to give you a back-handed compliment.

"I saw on your website, you won The Graceful Envelope Contest."

"Yes, in 2000."
"But you don't get a real prize for that."
The ones that have to rain on your parade or one up you.
"My daughter was awarded a scholarship to Bayport."
"That's not an Ivy league school, is it."
So this is for them because even though grace builders are pains in the horse's patoot, they do serve a purpose. They sometimes make us stronger. Or at least teach us to bite our tongues. So when you can't tell them to off, you can say this little "prayer":

May those who love us, love us.
May those who do not love us,
May God turn their hearts.
If He does not turn their hearts,
May He turn their ankles
So we shall know them by their limping.


  1. Fantastic - and one of my favorite quotes of all time too!

  2. LOL Cj....will have to memorise this one! lol.
    Remember: Those that matterdon't judge and those that judge, don't matter.
    Thank you for your wonderful, kind and generous compliments and comments on my blog.

    Love Sue xxx

  3. Grace, grace, grace, and grace...fill in the blank! :)