Count to ten.
Bite your tongue.
Turn the other cheek.
These are commonly offered as ways to avoid engaging in unwanted confrontation.
The other day I watched my brother-in-law avoid a potentially senseless exchange. Afterward he commented that life is so much more pleasant since he has embraced Grace. I remarked on this attitude and he responded, “Gracie, Gracie, Gracie. She’s a good lady.”
Do you have a Gracie? Care to share?