humility with frame-25 Humility enables us to accept the flaws, mistakes, poor choices, bad habits, unwise thoughts and imperfections of ourselves so that we may be able to say, “I’m sorry” to others when our mistakes effect them, or to develop beyond whomever we are now or to achieve some greater state of wisdom and growth.

Humility is the key to accepting our own equal state of humanity with that of others. Without first being humble, we cannot then be empathetic, sympathetic, compassionate, kind, gentle, loving or honest. We must be willing to be openly humble to speak earnestly, with integrity, as well as to accept our trial-and-error course in life.

We will fail, we will falter, we will not be the best, or the most . . . the prettiest, the most handsome, the wealthiest, the most talented, etc. But when we’re genuinely humble enough to acknowledge that we’re on a journey to become more and to do better, even with our imperfections, we’re in the right frame of mind to accept ourselves as well as others. With humility, we know we aren’t always going to be right, we won’t always know things, we aren’t always expecting to be or to have or to do . . with humility we just are!

humility2-smallHumility is as defined by Merriam-Webster: hu·mil·i·ty noun hyü-ˈmi-lə-tē, yü- : the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people : the quality or state of being humble

And humble: 1hum·ble adjective ˈhəm-bəl also chiefly Southern ˈəm-
1: not proud : not thinking of yourself as better than other people
2: given or said in a way that shows you do not think you are better than other people
3: showing that you do not think of yourself as better than other people