Frequently I am reminded of what asset humility is. Frequently, when I think of “humility” I think of “humiliation”.
My actions were responsible for humiliation to both myself and others I care about, and humiliation is not something I want! I am slowly starting to learn the difference.
Simply put, when someone gives me a sincere compliment today, I can simply respond “Thank-You”. This is new behavior! I can do this by the huge inner change I feel about who I am. Not boastful, but comfortable.
Some good words I saw on the topic! Forget AA and addiction, they apply to all of us!

“What is the definition of humility?”Absolute humility," said AA co- founder Bill W. "would consist of a state of complete freedom from myself, freedom from all the claims that my defects of character now lay so heavily upon me. Perfect humility would be a full willingness, in all times and places, to find and to do the will of God."
Am I striving for humility?
May God expand my interpretation of humility beyond abject subservience or awe at the greatness of others. May humility also mean freedom from myself, a freedom, which can come only through turning my being over to God's will. May I sense the omnipotence of God, which is simultaneously humbling and exhilarating. May I be willing to carry out God's will.”
Putting other things before me is a way of life I love today, but am mindful my needs must be looked after if I’m to be of value to others!

Humility is freedom.

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