July 24

PATIENCE MONTH: DAY 24: “Try to be patient when it comes to your destiny because there are unskippable stages and seasons on the journey to it. Be more patient and know that God doesn’t cut corners, so it’s really pointless to try twist His arm.” ― Euginia Herlihy

Hahaha…imagine trying to twist His arm! That line makes me laugh…although I have never seen anything wrong with strong begging, pleading, negotiating, threatening, etc.

Most of us do this. We really want to negotiate…if You do this, I will do that…and so on. It is ridiculous, because we are so deadly serious and so insincere at the same time

I can look back and see how the most infinitesimal detail of my life was a crucial piece later on. It is all so beautifully woven, a rich tapestry of many colors, that has hints of one thread or another that only appears for a moment every 25 or 30 years. How cool is life?

And some of those intricate stitches have been terribly challenging to sit still with. Physical pain is one of the things that comes to mind for me. I never appreciate its absence so greatly as when it has been a part of my life for a while. Ugh! We take that all for granted. And I watch friends who have chronic pain conditions and become more willing to suffer my little booboos with greater patience and fortitude.

Our ability to be completely self-serving and selfish is the root of our impatience. I always wondered when the rest of you fools would understand that my path on the highways and byways of the world was WAY more important than any silly  errands you might be performing. And I just KNEW you had gotten up that morning planning to get in my way as much as possible to impede my speedy roads to where I needed to go that day. How dare you???
When we are all in this place, it is impossible for any of us to travel safely together. And, by the way, I am not sure if you have recognized this or not, but there are more and more people on this little marble all the time. We keep procreating and increasing in number each day! Yikes! The lines get longer, and the waiting is longer, and everything is more crowded than ever before. We really need to learn to get along and share. Those of us with this amazing program sure can do our part to begin the healing of the impatience in this world.

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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