Savoir-Vivre, Day 1

Welcome to the first day of my blog! Thanks for being here.

I finally bit the bullet and navigated through WordPress in order to present Savoir-Vivre to you. I’ve been tinkering around with the idea, and grew tired of tinkering. All sorts of quotes on Pinterest were daring me to “believe in the beauty of my dreams,” reminding me that “perfect is the enemy of done” and “if your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.” Ok, duly noted.  Here is my dream, and yes I am scared.

My dream is that this blog might be helpful and encouraging to you in your own pursuit of a beautiful life, which is where “Savoir-Vivre” comes in. The french word, savoir, means “know,” and vivre means “life.” Pronounced “sav-wahr-vee-vruh,” it literally means “knowledge of life.” It is a knowing how to get the most out of life; the ability to live life well and with intelligent enjoyment; meeting every situation with poise, elegance, composure, and grace.

Quite a lofty title for such an inconspicuous little blog, and for a clumsy, newbie blogger who has much to learn in the art of such matters! How do I intend to rise to meet it, to experience savoir-vivre in my own heart, mind, and soul, and then transpose some token of wisdom of such to you, dear reader? I find my answer in Psalm 34:5 – “Those who look to Him are radiant.” My own ability to know anything about how to live is so meager and my own radiance is minuscule. But I can look to the Source of all Knowledge and of all Life, and there life becomes full of light.

So, won’t you please join me here every now and again? Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing about a year-long project I’ll be embarking on, in order to more intentionally apprehend this gift of savoir-vivre.

With love and gratitude,

Shannon

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