April 9

HONESTY MONTH: DAY 9: “Honesty: what a refreshing slap in the face it is.”― Timothy M. Brenner

Yeah…it sure is. I love when people can just be real. So much gaming and pretense in the world. I get so excited when I meet someone who is as honest as they can be.

We all have areas of not knowing and confusion. I believe honesty comes from naming myself as I learn what is going on with me. I may have doubts, confusion, even delusional thinking. We all do. But I am happy to disclose the truth that I know to be real today.

That is what Step 4 is all about. I am not afraid to own my stuff. It may not be pretty, but it is authentic. I am always learning more. There is always another inventory that can be taken. And it is seldom going to be yours, for me. I need to stick with my own stuff and my own side of the street.

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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