Be humble or be humbled.
The cool thing about recovery is each day we get the opportunity to learn and grow. There are so many awesome lessons in life that I have learned through working my program and they have all taken me to the place I am at today. The other side of that is how I learn. I usually learn through my own experiences, but every so often I am able to learn through others, too. This is important, because I can avoid a lot of pain and suffering if I keep an open-mind and pay attention.
The more I am able to humble myself and be grateful, the fewer struggles I seem to go through. The longer I stay sober, the less pain I want to endure and so it is important for me to not just check my humility on a daily basis, but engage in behaviors that promote a healthy lifestyle away from false ego and pride. When I allow my pride and ego to take over, I am usually humbled by my own experience or others. This is why prayer and meditation for me is so important as well. I need to make sure my connection with my Higher Power is solid so that I can enjoy each sober day.
I am not perfect and of course my ego and pride get bruised. I want to be smart, funny, likable, and good at all the things I attempt to accomplish each day, but I also know that is an unrealistic expectation that can quickly catch up to me if I do not watch my humility. The main thing I want in life is happiness and that kind of happiness cannot be found in just a job, person, money, or material things – it can be found only on the inside. This kind of inside happiness can be obtained provided I continue to practice certain principles in all my affairs. How do I know this? I know this to be true because it’s been my experience. I had faith that it worked because others told me it would, but I have belief because it has worked for me.
Today I will watch my humility and allow myself to be human. Today I am OK with exactly who I am and I am proud of all my accomplishments – both good and not so good – because they are mine and I do the very best I can do. Today I extend this experienced to you and hope that you too find your own happiness and live today both happy and humble.
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