July 28

PATIENCE MONTH: DAY 28: “Things will happen when they should. When an event is forced, its outcome would be less than optimal.” ― Charbel Tadros

My old sponsor used to always say, “You can’t push the river.” This is true, but I never got the connection with me. Hahaha…the racing everywhere, talking a mile a minute, jumping up and down all the time ME…

I have pushed the river a few too many times. Isn’t that what youth is all about? Sadly, some of us, myself definitely included, have a young and immature side that takes a very long time to outgrow. I think I am nearly 15 now emotionally and much older physically. Sigh!

Anyway, we get to pay prices for our impetuousness and impatience. That is my experience. And then I am more willing to wait for the Universe to take on its role and I stay on my side of the street, in my own lane, leaving the rest to higher authority. That takes time, and still, after 32 years, is not my long suit, as I have been writing about this month.

Patience has been a great topic for me at this time. I love how my life unfolds each month to the place where what I am writing about is connected to what is happening for me. As we move from Step 7 into Step 8, I am mindful of this transition in my life today.

I love these things, these principles, and what they have brought to my life. I love the steps and how they have always been a song for me that I want to sing again and again. Life is full and rich, and I am feeling very content and happy with what is going on in my world. I am reaching a place of fulfillment and richness that I did not know was possible. I have always felt rather ethereal and unplanted on this earth. Today I am feeling very connected to the space I am inhabiting. A nice change. I am happy it is coming around to this today. We shall see where this spinning marble takes us next.

I look forward to the sitting with what IS and seeing how it turns into what will be. That is all.

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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