April 10th Daily Reflection

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Brock
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April 10th Daily Reflection

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GROWING UP

The essence of all growth is a willingness to change for the better and then an unremitting willingness to shoulder whatever responsibility this entails.
— AS BILL SEES IT, p. 115

Sometimes when I've become willing to do what I should have been doing all along, I want praise and recognition. I don't realize that the more I'm willing to act differently, the more exciting my life is. The more I am willing to help others, the more rewards I receive. That's what practicing the principles means to me. Fun and benefits for me are in the willingness to do the actions, not to get immediate results. Being a little kinder, a little slower to anger, a little more loving makes my life better day by day.

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... unremitting...
Of course this means something like "never relaxing".

But I would like to look at it as the opposite of the verb "remit" which is ACTIVE to "set aside" or to "send".

Seen that way, I can discern the active part of UNremitting... something like "constant" or "building" or even "advancing". Maybe "enhancing" or "amplifying"... Sounds like WORK!

I want to ponder this in the coming days, as I think "unremitting willingness to shoulder whatever responsibility" may need to be an ACTIVE part of my mindset. :shock: =ugeek :shock: Word Geeking!
Cling to the thought that, in God's hands, the dark past is the greatest possession you have - the key to life and happiness for others. With it you can avert death and misery for them. page 124 BB
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