I characterize this marketing strategy as gracious because of how it made me feel ~
kindly indulged in good taste.
Ellen and I labelled our posse as gracious not because we are but because we strive to be more so, whether with each other, children, husbands, other family, friends or strangers. We aspire to bring grace and graciousness to all aspects of our lives from household design and chores, entertaining, cooking, parenting, travel and volunteering to serendipitous encounters with others. It’s a tall order, but by being courteous and kind and providing a bit of indulgence and luxury whenever practically possible, just maybe we can impart a bit of Grace. The inspirations shared on and through The Gracious Posse help keep us conscious of this goal.
While reading flower, I came upon this description of gracious living from a design icon who was featured on one of my favorite guilty pleasures of the past, Million Dollar Decorators:
[M]y idea of gracious is not coming downstairs in a ball gown, which is what some people think when they hear that word. My gracious is making people feel at home when they are in my house . . . . It’s about being generous with your personality and, really, with everything. Flowers are a very important part of that. When someone comes to stay, I always have some flowers by their bedside. It’s those little special touches that mean a lot to people.
peonies make a most gracious bedside arrangement
Now you know why flowers get such prominent real estate on The Gracious Posse.
How do you aspire to live a gracious life? We’d love to share your thoughts with the posse.