Count Your Blessings (Element, 1997) is a great book by Dr. John F. Demartini. The pages offer lots of quick passages of wisdom, so it was hard to choose a favorite. But here goes.
“Tell me what you brag about, and I’ll tell you what you lack.” – Spanish proverb
• Humility keeps you from rising too high with elation and sinking too low with depression.
• Take no credit; take no blame. Just love.
• When you practice love and gratitude with humility, you evolve to a greater sphere of living.
• True glory is the reward of humble service.
Humility is an essential ingredient for growth. It prevents arguments, ends our need to be defensive, and crowns us with honor. It breeds respect, attracts attention and cultivates friendships. Humility helps us remember that we have a great deal to learn. The wisest recognize that they actually know very little. No matter how much we know, when compared with the magnificent universe we live in, our knowledge is only a pebble in the eternal stream of consciousness.
The Truth is…
• When you humbly turn the credit you receive over to others, your magnetism grows.
• Linking your inspired acts of service to your ultimate purpose attracts energy and resources.
• Recall a time when you helped someone achieve his or her goal and, as a result, you received help from them or others to achieve your goal.
• Think of a situation when—just as you were patting yourself on the back with pride—the rug was pulled out from under you.
• Recall an event or situation when you did a wonderful job or made a remarkable accomplishment, but remained humble about your own performance and turned the praise you received over to others. Close your eyes and relive the feeling of warmth and the glow of love you felt inside your heart at that moment.
Your thoughts and comments are always welcome.