Truly Humble by Mike
It is truly humbling to be in the position I am today. To be supported by groups, programs, and families that want the best for
me is a blessing.
I have been out for about two months. I am now entering another stage in my transition that exposes me to life's demands and pressures.
What stands out to me is that I notice that my coping skills have improved. I remember how I would overreact to the simplest challenges which now I am able to deal with without even a hiccup.
I also am humbled to have more choices in life and actually have a say as to the direction I want to take in life. Of course selfish desires are constantly pulling at me now that more gratifying materials are attainable, but discipline and regrets remind me what I truly need to do,
which is to be responsible and do the right thing.
I often think about people that helped me to be in the position I am in today because alone I truly would not have come to deserve what I have now. All I had to do was trust and listen to people. The uniqueness of my situation is that I was released at the earliest possible date
because of the changes I made in my life.
I often think about the people I have hurt. I always pray for their healing and that they are blessed 10x more than I am blessed. For me to be able to enjoy life while there are still people who might be suffering from the pain I have caused proves to me how merciful God truly is.
And you know what? I still don't have to be perfect.
One other thing is that I view life challenges today as opportunities for growth. That makes living a privilege. After all the things I have done, to still have people believe in me is an honor. It's what inspires me to give back.