February 3

HOPE MONTH: DAY 3: “Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”― Steve Maraboli

I love this quote! I find that the sunny weather being experienced here this week has been my “hope” for the last few days. I come out of my grey sky doldrums and feel all happy and excited, because my yards are waking up and flowers are blooming like crazy! I love that!

Spring is always a very exciting time for me. I don’t do the grey skies well. I love the sun and the warmth of it on me when I am outside. I know Winter is only ½ way over, but I like this kind of weather, nonetheless.

Isn’t that what hope is? For me, it brings me a lot of comfort to see that winter is not forever. It may seem like it, especially when I have lived in places with snow and cold. Ugh! I am not a fan, and have been very good about living in the sunnier climates.

I want to always enhance life wherever I go. That is one of the intentions I use during the winter to be more upbeat and energetic than I sometimes feel. I look for ways to plant more positive “flowers” in the environment around me. I work to spread more love and light and hope and joy in the world. I think it matters.

I know I don’t want to be the voice of gloom and doom, because that is all Ego. There is nothing wrong in the Universe. It isn’t built that way. I may find it distasteful, but that is Ego telling me it should be something else. Well, what the hell do I know?

My job is to line myself up with what IS going on. Period. Always, forever and ever. That is all. But it is everything. Whatever I give to you is what I have coming back. If I give you nothing but crap and whining, that is all I get out of it. I love this law. It takes little to figure it out and all the work is in smashing Ego. But we already knew that, didn’t we?

Let’s go plant some hope and joy and love. Okay?

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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