January 25

ACCEPTANCE MONTH: DAY 25: “My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.” ― Michael J. Fox

This is such a nice, simple equation. I like it today. Sometimes (almost always), I get too involved in detailed work with these writings. On some of the days, I need to cut through the STUFF and just let it all be very, very simple. Today is one of those days.

I have been very productive and busy all morning, so I need to rest in writing today. That is nice, too. I enjoy the ebb and flow of this process. Probably why I continue to do it. While it may have benefits for those of you who enjoy the readings, I am the primary beneficiary of the process.

Just doing this writing puts me in touch with my own processes and what I  have learned. Most days I do not read what I have written, but get cleared by the writing itself. I love that.

Today I am feeling like I have a full agenda and my time is tight, so I am expanding this for a moment to do the writing. Simple really works on those days. I highly recommend it.

So, here is Mr. Fox at one of his very simple and eloquent phases. And there is great truth in his simple statement. As is usually the case. Few words are needed when the truth must be told.

I am not, nor have I ever been, a woman of few words. I want to expand truth when I can. Today is not that day, so I leave you with this great recipe for happiness.

Embrace acceptance of everything that IS in your life and let go of expectations of how you think it SHOULD be. This IS the key to lifelong happiness. That is all…

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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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