July 25

PATIENCE MONTH: DAY 25: “When God restores you, you might not see all the changes at once. You’ll begin to notice parts of you that were broken are no longer that way. Then one day, you realize you’re an entirely different person than you used to be. That’s grace.” ― Andrena Sawyer

What a lovely quote today! I did not remember having this one. I put them all on a page(s), and then look each day to choose. This one was hiding from me, I guess.

I found it today, because I was having a long conversation with someone about Grace last night. I love the whole idea that I am worthy of love because I am a child of the Universe and that is all I have to be to become worthy.

At my worst, I met and embraced this recovery thing and some pretty amazing people. I had not done anything worthy in so long I could not believe it when folks began to hug on me and welcome me to this thing. What? Are you sure? Do you know who I am?

Truth be told, you WERE sure, and you DID know a great deal more about me than I was ever going to admit. Wow!

That is Grace. A free gift, completely unearned. And I have been living in that ever since. No matter how hard I work, I could never gain the life I have today. The love and acceptance I have, not just from you, but from ME. The peace, the joy, the open-hearted way of being that took a great deal of YOUR love to understand and be willing to accept.

God has restored me, although I did not believe it was possible, no matter what you guys told me around here. I was not patient. I was so NOT patient…lol.

I am so happy to have seen this quote today. I needed it and am grateful for the Grace in me and around me and the Universal power that loved me more than I ever believed I could deserve. Because it never had to be “deserved” just received and opened and embraced. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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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