March 11

FAITH MONTH: DAY 11: “It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.”― Oliver Wendell Holmes

I love this quote. It speaks to me, about me, I believe. I am full of faith. I have faith that there is a purpose and a reason for all of life, even when I do not understand. I used to write down all of my big questions for the Universal Power. This went on for a few years into my recovery.

Then I realized that it is none of my business to understand the Why of it all. I just had to learn to accept it all. I got that in Step 1…duh!

Since I am not going to be running the Universe today, I just have to sit in my Acceptance seat and allow the Universe to go on without my understanding…omg! Really? Yep!

I am too busy with being happy and grateful for all of it. The really big questions I used to have are all answered today. Isn’t that interesting? I know, deep in my heart, that all of it is perfect. This took a few minutes.

But I always had faith in these things: 1. The sun is going to set, even when I cannot see it. The moon will rise and set, and then the sun will come up again. Has happened, so far, for a lot longer than I have been around…at least this time.

2. I will breathe until I cannot breathe any longer. It has been going on for awhile now, and I love breathing. But we are all here with limited numbers of breaths, so enjoy each one and remember to be grateful for them all!

3. People will do what people will do. I do not need to understand, but I do need to accept that. I am not the arbiter of their conduct or the way the world turns. If I pay attention, I can find beauty and purpose in ALL of it. (This one is still in process…lol!)

4. Life IS beautiful and perfect and full of fabulous surprises when I remember that I truly DO love surprises…and that not loving them is a source of sadness for me. AND, as Dr. Paul says…”Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God’s world by mistake.” YAY!

And, because I have deeply integrated these things into my life at this time, I am SO enthusiastic about all of them! And that is fun and joyful and I am happy…YAY!!

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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