HUMILITY MONTH: DAY 9: “A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.” –James E. Faust
Thank you Mr. Faust! I know that any modicum of humility I possess is the direct result of two things; getting my ass kicked in when I am running on self-will and the daily gratitude letter I write every day. It has changed my life.
The ass kicking is the job of the Universe. I know we are all self-willed in many ways. I know I am a fierce survivor of a great deal of both childhood and adult trauma, so my warrior spirit is likely to drive me as hard as it can. I get to work with tempering that every day.
The gratitude practice that I spent years researching and doing a great deal of work with has given me the basis of any and all spiritual development I enjoy today.
Isn’t life a wonderful series of events that feed and nurture our budding spiritual side? I believe so. I have been given so many tremendous opportunities to grow and develop my spirit. And they keep coming. I love that!