February 27

HOPE MONTH: DAY 27: “It’s the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.” ― Nicholas Sparks

This quote is also about Faith. But I love possibility. I learned after a few years around here not to live into what I wanted, but to learn to let the Universal Power lead me more and more into the surprises that were in store for me.

I never, ever could have imagined how this would all come out. So many incredible experiences were in store for me that I did not even dream of!  Life lived in acceptance, hope, and faith are so much better than when I plan and scheme to get my way.

A couple of days ago, I wrote about how challenged I was to create what I was hoping for in the realm of the project I am working on. In a few days, the situation feels much more possible. There is a movement toward resolution of the hurdles I was experiencing, and I have reached out to a few folks for help. It has manifested into a working solution to all that I had hoped to do and then some!

I love that! It is the experience I have had over and over since working these first 3 steps so many years ago for the first time. Things I only dreamed of worked themselves out in incredible and miraculous ways and continue to do so.

I get so many amazing events in my life. I am convinced, more and more each day, that I truly am God’s favorite kid. And I live into that and bless the experiences with gratitude and joy.

I cannot imagine how sad it would be to live like I am entitled to everything I receive and never express my deep happiness and gratitude and joy for each day of life I receive. For the miraculous intervention of a Power that graces me with ongoing abstinence and significant spiritual experiences EVERY DAY!! All day long, all the time…for so many years. Wow! I know that this Power does not have human emotions, and I get very unhappy when people talk about how God is sad, happy, vengeful or angry, which is how we make God be like us…ridiculous!

But I know I am sad when all I hear from others is their whining and complaining instead of their joy at what they are blessed with. I hate ingratitude! Of any kind. So, I don’t continue to give to those who do not appreciate the gifts, nor do I keep company with ungrateful people, because I have a short life to live and want to be around those who truly get it. Truly get it.

Who are doing this work and living in ways that are filled with grace. My experience is that the more I say THANK YOU, the more I receive. I truly believe that this flow is an open tap that only flows well when I am receiving well.

I love possibility. I live to manifest as much of it as I receive. I want to always, always, always be on the sunny side of the street, with my face making big smiles!

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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