May 29


“Do not gossip

or slander,

rid yourself of jealousy

and self-importance.

Let insincerity



Some have lied

and cheated

to get where they’ve got,

but that will not

be you.” ― Ashley Asti

I am not great at any of this. A process of ridding myself of these traits. I strive to be this person. It is the goal and the journey I am on.

I invite the people in my life to let me know when I stray from this model. I am better every day. There are so many examples of how this can work in my life. I am grateful for these examples. It is great teaching to strive towards, as I see it. I want to be that kind of person who does not need to compare or illustrate myself on the backdrop of others. Even when they inform me in these areas, I want to let that be outside the way I operate. Not there yet, but I can work to this end…and I do. Beautifully written, I think.

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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