March 1

FAITH MONTH: DAY 1: “Faith don’t come in a bushel basket, Missy. It come one step at a time. Decide to trust Him for one little thing today, and before you know it, you find out He’s so trustworthy you be putting your whole life in His hands.”― Lynn Austin

Love this one! Exactly what I would say to a newcomer. I did not believe that I would ever have a relationship with anything God-like when I got here. I was SO over that word and the whole idea, based on religious experience.

Even though I was allowed to have a Power of my own conception, I was not able to open my mind to this for a long time. It took years to develop the faith I have today. Thank goodness for the steps, they were the key I had to use, time after time, year after year, over and over again to eliminate my old ideas and attitudes. See, behaviors change when we stop doing something, but those ideas and attitudes are stubborn and stick around for a VERY long time; at least mine did. Lots of work on these steps did the deal.

Today I have such infinite faith that it sometimes takes my breath away. And always surprises me that I do not respond (react!) to life as I once did. Most around me are still prone to the dramatic embrace of Ego. I seldom am…what a great and wonderful gift THAT is! Little or no fear of much of anything. I just do not subscribe to the crazy any longer. I KNOW, to the marrow of my bones, that life is perfect at all times and I get to sit in the palm of the hand of the Great Creator and be SO in love with life that it is all okay, no matter what…may you all have the ability to work for this amazing way to live.

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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