There are many things that I love about the work that I do as a mental health counselor. I feel honored and privileged that my clients are able to confide very personal (sometimes embarrassing) information about themselves. I love those “ah-ha” moments when the big picture finally comes into focus. Most of all, I love seeing clients turn a simple dialogue into a life-changing event.
I’ve been humbled many times by clients who took a simple discussion and turned it into a life-changing event or decision. I say humbled because it is often the simple truth that seemed almost unnecessary to utter that is responsible for great change. Sometimes we need to be reminded of the simple truth. I find that our present-day society values and seeks to be impressed by complexity, while the answers we are looking for are often simple.
Next time you or someone you know is looking for an answer, don’t shy away from the simple truth. It could be exactly what that person needs to hear. Even in all its simplicity, truth remains a burning sun that casts away all darkness.
Be a light to your world today!
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