June 18

HUMILITY MONTH: DAY 17: “The disillusionment with our own abilities is, perhaps, one of the most important things that can ever happen to us.”― Tim Hansel

Age is becoming my humbler. When we are young and vital, the world is our oyster. Letting go of the physical and mental capabilities of youth sucks…just sucks!

But, that is graceful humility when I just let it be. I have learned to NOT look in the mirror as much, because it scares me. And to thank Universal Power every day that I can still walk and talk and function as well as I can. I have also learned to have a much stronger sense of humor, which is a sign of great humility anyway, in my book.

When I do things that are so far out of my normal range of capabilities, I am sad for a moment, but then grateful I am still around to be losing my skills. Memory gets more interesting and challenging each day. I find that writing this piece is more beneficial all the time to help me with words that are leaving my vocabulary. I love words. I hate it when they are gone from my mind when I want to say them. Oh well!

I have to learn to see it all not as a loss, but as an adventure into terrain I thought I had conquered once already. (We all have, and then we lose it.) Bummer, but what can we do? I do all the things I am told to keep strong and fit and healthy and vital. There is nothing more to be done. Life is life and it just keeps going. Best if I learn not to fight the process, but find fun and laughter every where I can.

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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