July 13

PATIENCE MONTH: DAY 13: “Patience is our safeguard against doubt and despair and is the key to our serenity.” ― Na’ima B. Robert

When I can practice patience, I am able to make decisions, access memory, and function so much better than I can when I am racing around and frenzied.

I am having this experience with the current move, a lot of that. I try to push my body and self beyond the limits of what I can (or should!) do. Then I feel it and have to back away, time after time. I must say that this is the first time in all those many, many moves that I have learned how to let go of what I think I need  to accomplish each day.

I am much better this time with “Easy Does It,” which is not and never has been my favorite way of life. I always used to ask my sponsor, “What, exactly DOES Easy do?”

I had to back away from a bout of “Get ‘er done” again today. I will do the things I need to do and let the rest go for another day. I am really working to channel my inner Scarlett O’Hara. It is amazing!

And, I do know, all of it will get done. I left plenty of time and space around this move to accommodate the many details that are part and parcel of my life right now.

So, this does get better. And aging has a great gift for me. Slowing down the body that wants to keep up with the racey-racey mind. Yikes!

Thank goodness for this shift. While I don’t really love the pain of my body right now, I do appreciate the slower pace. I am much more mindful and present.

That is as close as I think I am going to get with serenity in moving. But it is a huge step in the right direction!

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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  1. Congratulations on finding your “new normal.” I’ve yet to figure out how to implement this in my own life but I’m working on it. Kudos! Much love!❤️❤️❤️

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