Graceful.

July 17, 2012 § 2 Comments

“Grace has to be the loveliest word in the English language. It embodies almost every attractive quality we hope to find in others. Grace is a gift of the humble to the humiliated. Grace acknowledges the ugliness of sin by choosing to see beyond it. Grace accepts a person as someone worthy of kindness despite whatever grime or hard-shell casing keeps him or her separated from the rest of the world. Grace is a gift of tender mercy when it makes the least sense.”  – Charles R. Swindoll

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Ribera NM Acreage

http://www.sothebyshomes.com/Santa-Fe-Real-Estate/sales/0573814

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“You must pay for everything in this world one way and another. There is nothing free except the Grace of God. You cannot earn that or deserve it.”  – Charles Portis

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Ocate NM land

http://www.unitedcountry.com/Ranches/NewMexico/results.htm

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“It is the tenderness that breaks our hearts. The loveliness that leaves us stranded on the shore, watching the boats sail away. It is the sweetness that makes us want to reach out and touch the soft skin of another person. And it is the grace that comes to us, undeserving though we may be.”  – Robert Goolrick

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Hacienda style home, artist studio and equine facility in SW New Mexico

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“Life makes fools of all of us sooner or later. But keep your sense of humor and you’ll at least be able to take your humiliations with some measure of grace. In the end, you know, its our own expectations that crush us.”  – Paul Murray

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Belen, NM Land

http://www.homes-for-sale-by-owner.info/9062.htm

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“I wish grace and healing were more abracadabra kind of things. Also, that delicate silver bells would ring to announce grace’s arrival. But no, it’s clog and slog and scootch, on the floor, in the silence, in the dark.”  – Anne Lomott

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60 acres by Prewitt NM

http://www.landsofnewmexico.com/new_mexico/index.cfm

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“It is unearned love–the love that goes before, that greets us on the way. It’s the help you receive when you have no bright ideas left, when you are empty and desperate and have discovered that your best thinking and most charming charm have failed you. Grace is the light or electricity or juice or breeze that takes you from that isolated place and puts you with others who are as startled and embarrassed and eventually grateful as you are to be there.”  – Anne Lamott

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Las Cruces, NM land

http://www.homesandlandelpaso.com/Homes_For_Sale/NM/Las_Cruces/Lots__Acreage.html

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“All the natural movements of the soul are controlled by laws analogous to those of physical gravity. Grace is the only exception. Grace fills empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it, and it is grace itself which makes this void. The imagination is continually at work filling up all the fissures through which grace might pass.”  – Simone Weil

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Chama, NM land

http://www.homesandland.com/Real_Estate/NM/City/Chama/Page.html

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“How will you go about finding that thing the nature of which is totally unknown to you?” (Plato)
The things we want are transformative, and we don’t know or only think we know what is on the other side of that transformation. Love, wisdom, grace, inspiration- how do you go about finding these things that are in some ways about extending the boundaries of the self into unknown territory, about becoming someone else?”  – Rebecca Solnit

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Thoreau, NM land

http://www.ci-realty.com/Web/AR301056/FeaturedListings/details/5025399?listing_id=6636289&featured_order_by=modified+desc&from=results&IDXSESS=n7e7u3pjc7uqhughu0vaplipr4

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“Some changes occur suddenly like a brilliant flash of lightning striking across a dark sky. These changes are stunning, exciting but can be quickly forgotten. Other changes happen slowly, gradually, like a flower blooming in early spring, each day unfurling its petals another fraction of an inch towards the warm, nurturing sun. These changes are as inevitable as nature running its course; they’re meant to be.”  – Suzi Davis

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10 acres Luna County NM

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/10559222

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“Life is messy. Grit and grace come at us fast, side by side. Sometimes the grit becomes overwhelming and diminishes our spirit. What’s good seems lost and gone forever. This is a story about the pathway back to what’s beautiful, when the way back seems impossible.”  – Sharon E. Rainey

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Tierra Bonita-Northern NM

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“Humor and paradox are often the only ways to respond to life’s sorrow with grace.”  – Matthew Fox

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30 acres Abbe Springs Borders Forest

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“When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t understand data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren’t optimistic, you haven’t got a pulse. What I see everywhere in the world are ordinary people willing to confront despair, power, and incalculable odds in order to restore some semblance of grace, justice, and beauty to this world.”  – Paul Hawken

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