The Daily Grace
The Daily Grace


Apr 5, 2013 | making & doing

This is what I think about a good bit of the time: how random are the relationships that bring substance and significance to our lives.

Forgive me for this: It was but a wild act of impulse, followed by another wild act of impulse (or two) that led to meeting, falling in love with, and marrying my husband. (To be fair, it was exactly the same for him.)

I totally agree with the person I heard on the radio today talking about this: The most important decision you make in your life—more significant than where you live, where you go to school, what you choose as a career—is whom you marry.

Yes, yes. And Good Lord it can be so random.

But I have gotten off track. This post is about my amazing friend Maria, who came into my life in a most unexpected way, but who is such a remarkable part of its baseline today. Maria brings all of this to my days: Calm. Creativity. Wisdom. Perspective. Beauty. Inspiration. Grace.

And the art for the header of thedailygrace, both that with which you are familiar and today’s gorgeous update.

And her own remarkable illustrated series, WORDLESS NEWS, which you can (and should) follow here: Studio Ria.

This is what my husband says about Maria’s daily wordless news illustration:


And I love her enough to just let that slide.

Thank you, Studio Ria. Thank you, Maria!

Editor’s Note #1: If you ever have trouble guessing at the news story an illustration represents—don’t fret. Maria graciously offers a link to it at the top of her Wordless News post each day.)

Editor’s Note #2:  This is my favorite.


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Hi. I’m Cathy.

This is a blog about writing, creative living, and grace in the everyday. It’s my hope this little spot on the internet will be for you a place of quiet and reflection, a source for inspiration, and a reminder there’s beauty all around—we simply need to keep our hearts open to see it. Thank you for being here with me.

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