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You Have Friendly Mentors All Around You

One of my own friendly (and very feathery) mentors delivers important New Year's inspiration!
One of my own friendly (and very feathery) mentors delivers important New Year’s inspiration!

So we are well into the first month of January 2015!

How is it going so far?

For me, it is quite exciting!

But then again, that is because these days, I find the unknown, the unexpected, the un-plannable, energizing and fun.

When I was sick with an eating disorder, this was NOT the case.

I have had to learn that (as one of my favorite mentors, Byron Katie, often says):

“This is a friendly universe.”

So beautiful.

But her words alone didn’t convince me – oh no. 

I have had to experience it for myself – that my own spirit, this world, nature, my family and friends, my significant other, my beautiful pets, even strangers, really do want the best for me.

They truly do, because when the best unfolds in my life, it uplifts us all. It is a real-deal win-win for all of us.

When the best unfolds in your life – because you allow it, work towards it, pay it forward when it occurs – it uplifts me and everyone else.

For this reason (and many, many more) it is important to recognize that you have loving, caring, encouraging mentors all around you.

We all want the very, very best for you. We are your friends. We want you to transcend whatever is troubling you, discover your inner courage, share what you are here to share with us and others, be yourself in all the fullness of your own potential.

And with that, I simply want to say –

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I am so glad you are a part of my life!

Today’s Takeaway: How do you experience the unexpected? Do you greet it with excitement, enthusiasm, a sense of adventure, faith? Or do you flee (or at least think about fleeing)? What gifts have your own friendly mentors – those you have recognized and those who were unexpected friends to you – given to you thus far this year?

p.s. This post is from my free ezine, “Good News for Recovery + Life in January.”

You Have Friendly Mentors All Around You

Shannon Cutts

Parrot, tortoise & box turtle mama. Writer. Author. Mentor. Champion of all people (and things) recovered and recovering.

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Cutts, S. (2019). You Have Friendly Mentors All Around You. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 2, 2020, from


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