July 21

PATIENCE MONTH: DAY 21: “Yes, it’s frustrating to not being able to reach a conclusion. But it’s devastating to reach a wrong conclusion. Have patience.”― Shunya

We have to wait for outcomes. An old saying around the rooms is, “It is okay to make plans, but we have to leave the outcomes in God’s hands.” A good idea!

I can only do the footwork. How things turn out is often a surprise, which is the best kind of outcome. I only have information about the past. I cannot imagine the future, although I sometimes think I can. Usually, it is like a movie or something I have already seen. Miracles look like surprises, which is an even better outcome than anything I have access to at this moment.

I often ask for surprises as I meditate each morning. I ask for the grace to accept them with love and joy. That is how I want to live my life.

Demanding that I get my way is an immature and infantile way of life. I am so tired of listening to people who are angry about the way we navigate the pandemic, even now. That kind of entitlement is so ugly and immature! Any kind of entitlement is ugly and immature. You just have to wonder who the hell people think they are…?!

With everything good in this universe, it is a wonder to me why people choose to focus on what is not going their way? We, who have been shown nothing but grace and mercy, should be the last people to demand justice. I always wonder at that. And yet, meetings are nothing more than whining and bitch sessions too much of the time. Shows who needs to work a program and who can show them how, if you ask me.

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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