December 27

LOVE MONTH: DAY 27: “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”― Vincent Van Gogh

Creativity is formed in so many places and ways. We are created for whatever purposes we are created. I believe we carry this in our hearts.

Most of us are culturally trained and programmed to use our intellect over our hearts. That is why we are so horribly out of whack within ourselves. We are troubled because we are supposed to “perform” in life, as if it were an ongoing pageant or parade. We hold up accomplishments and achievements and our net worth as if they are measures of our success.

In my way of thinking, it is far more to be a good human than to be a millionaire. I would rather spend time with someone who holds a baby bird in their hands to protect it than one who trades on the stock market.

It is far more creative to learn to love all kinds of people, to feed those who are hungry, to help clothe those who are cold, and to nurture those who are sad and lost. Way more than driving a Ferrari or owning a mansion that is cold and empty of heart.

We get to love others as much as we want. Most limit it to what they can get away without doing. It is good to write a check for a charity. It is better to stand in front of someone and serve them without an agenda or being seen by others.

Loving people is gracious and kind. I am not those things by Ego nature. I am those things despite Ego nature. Step 12 is about loving those who are deemed unlovable for some reason. They are my people. With them I feel like a true artist!

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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