June 20

HUMILITY MONTH: DAY 20: “When we set out on a consciously chosen course of action that accents the good of others and is, for the most part, a hidden work, a deep change occurs in our spirits.”― Richard J. Foster

A very deep change. It is necessary for all of us to look at the good qualities in those around us. To find the good that lies in every situation. To see that life is rich and full and abundant in blessings.

Otherwise, we focus on only the negative in others and in life. We become negative and only negative experiences will be recognized. Then we become down and sad and lonely.

Life is what we see and what we look for. Period. When we realize that there is nothing inherently good or bad, right or wrong, no judgment works.

We can find the wonder and awe of life, or become immune to joy and happiness. It is up to us to see what will stir our souls. I love that!

I told someone recently that it is easy to love my husband now that he is gone. I remember more often only those good times we had and the best parts of him. I would love to tell you all that I did that while he was alive, but it is not true. Daily living in relationship with anyone is a challenge. It is our JOB to see what is good and fine in others and in life. Our JOB. Nothing else is required.

So when we feel discouraged or down, remember your JOB and see what you are telling yourself about your life. Whose JOB is it to make you feel better? YOURS!!! That is why we are so richly blessed by having these tools, these 12 amazing skills for seeing life through that new pair of glasses. Do your JOB!

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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