Well, my name comes from the Greek for grace. People have a hard time learning my name because it is a bit weird and it is spelled even more weirderly. Charisma means “compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.” Another definition is “a spiritual power or personal quality that gives an individual influence or authority over large numbers of people.”
hahahaha…ha…ha. Well, those of you who know me, am I compellingly attractive or charming? Am I inspiring? This is not begging for compliments…it’s a rhetorical question. I am …how do I say this?…greatly lacking in any charm! If uncontrolled guffaws inspire you, then I guess I’m inspiring. The fact that I lack a filter between my brain and my mouth is usually not attractive…or graceful 😛
I love my name though! I love being asked about it and I get too much pleasure from letting substitute teachers figure out the hard way that they’re pronouncing my name wrong.
Anyways, I hope to grow into my name. I hope to become more graceful, not only physically (I like to think I’m about as graceful as a moose) but also in nature. Grace means being forgiving when it’s not deserved. It means being elegant and polite. It means being patient. It means smiling when you feel like screaming. It means being honest with no hint of pride or self-interest. It means being altruistic. It means loving your enemies. It means helping those who can in no way repay you. It means being selfless. It means the fruit of the spirit. And so much more!
And this is what I hope to become.