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Receiving a Gift

February 11th, 2007 | 1 Comment | Posted in received

Every so often, we all have to sit down and remember what we have received in life, because if we can’t appreciate what we already have, how can we ask for any more?

I’ve been thinking a lot about the many blessings in my life, one of which being more cases/clients on my caseload, at my new job. I was asking the universe for more referrals from the state, so that I can use my skills as a therapist to genuinely help those who want to be helped. What I love about this particular job is that all my mental health clients are volunteers of my services. I can’t force them to want to change. These are the ones who are ready for change, ready for me to come in and cheer them on, ready to get to work. I spend much less time convincing them that they can positively change because they have already done that for themselves. It makes the job much easier.

I have received a full caseload. I am working with approximately 10 families right now. Each and every one of them I am truly blessed to know. Being a mental health therapist is not like any other job there is because it allows me to really get inside people’s hearts, people’s minds, people’s intentions. No other job can I be so personally connected to my clients. No other job can I probe into their minds. And the greatest change occurs in the mind, so I am truly blessed at the many beautiful faces I see everyday.

I absolutely love working with clients. I love being a therapist. I love working with families. I love meeting them in their homes. I love that they invite me in. I love that they welcome me. I love that they are just as much into change as I am. I love that they have beautiful intentions, and they are ready to do them. I love that they teach me just as much as I supposedly teach them. I love that I am learning how to love despite difficulties in life. I love that I have respect for them, no matter where they’ve been, or who they are, or what they’ve done. I love that they know I respect them, that I honor them. I love that that itself is the biggest promoter of my therapeutic intervention.

For the longest time, I have asked to make a difference in the world. I have been given this chance now, and I am truly blessed to have received this gift. I honor this gift. I bless this reception. I am fully aware that I am receiving something beautiful in this life: the ability to help others with my mind, my heart, my own two hands, my beliefs, my intentions, my motivation, my positivity, and my energy. I have received.