"Today I will be grateful for the grace people offer when the hard line of 'rules' are counter to human well being."
This sentiment was recently shared by a friend in her Facebook status, and it has stuck with me.
That simple act of grace - a willingness to find a way to help rather than a way to not - can make all the difference to a person facing a difficult time.
While there may be a long standing rule that states, "Do not pick up the goats," I hope that if a goat must quickly be delivered to a family down the road in desperate need of goat milk, someone will find a way. For the good graces of those people, I am thankful; and hope they serve as a reminder to me to also find a way to pick up the goat.