July 22

PATIENCE MONTH: DAY 22: “Give water enough time and it will carve a tunnel through the thickest mountain.”― Marty Rubin

Every moment of our lives is important and makes a difference. We do not get to know a lot of the outcomes that occur from our actions.

And sometimes we do. It is not important, except that we recognize that it all adds up to the final product of our lives. While most of us are probably not going to leave behind a Mona Lisa or the Sistine Chapel ceiling, we WILL leave behind a legacy of what we do all day, every day. It is that time and consistency that matter, not the short spurts of energy we exert in doing the right thing when others are looking or to feel better about ourselves.

Drop by drop, the Grand Canyon was built by water moving over and through rock formations. This is how our lives look at the end. We are here to build the structure that represents who we have been on this journey. It is not about impressing others or being “good.” It is about being the highest and best we can be each moment of each day. Those moments are gifts and we can add to the world or just continue taking from it.

As water can carve a tunnel or a canyon, we are here to carve the structure of our souls in the memories and hearts of the people we encounter, whether for five minutes or 50 years. We must be patient and present to that occurrence for it to be the highest and best carving we produce. That is a great challenge.

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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