I have been thinking about the concept of Class. A LOT. I also have been thinking about the concept of Grace. Obsessively.
Is there a difference? Not really. Nor class neither grace have to do with elegance, money, or being fashionable.
If you are graceful you will always be classy and vice versa.
People with class light up the room when they walk in.
They exude confidence without the conceit. Their grace and class reflect on the way they talk, the way they walk, the way they treat other people, the things they say.
And we admire these individuals. We are certainly not threatened by them and we actually would love to be like them.
When someone is considered classy or graceful, it also becomes a “beautiful” person.
How many times have we heard the expression “beautiful on the outside, ugly on the inside”?
Grace and class are not something one is born with. You acquire them along the way, once you know you have nothing to prove and once you learn to be comfortable in your own skin.
You become a classy person when you treat everyone else with respect, when you learn the importance of integrity, responsibility, dependability, accountability, and reliability.
You become a graceful person when you learn that mistakes are part of life, but most importantly, when you learn to admit to those mistakes as a sign of true maturity, and true character.
A person with grace cares about the people around him/her and tries to help those hurting around him/her. A classy person will always let you know you can count on him/her.
An individual with class and grace is a rare breed. A bright light in a sea of darkness.
Grace and class are very much needed in this crazy world. How much better would the world be if we all showed grace and class on a daily basis? All it takes is to practice a little humility. At least that is a good start.