May 18

INTEGRITY MONTH: DAY 18: “In most true tests of character, we and God are the only witnesses.”― Jeremy Gove

This is where it really matters. Just me and God. There is freedom in knowing I carry no burdens about my life and my part in this world. Anything that I carried with me has been cleaned up.

I feel good about that. At peace with the world around me and all of its fellows.

I know what my journey has been and how I have walked on this blue marble. It is not always in the best and highest way, but I have learned from that and cleaned it up. I have no further need to clean up anything at this time.

If I make a mess of something or do what I deem needs improvement, I have done so many times before and have no qualms about doing so when needed in the present and future.

That is freedom. That is peace. That is me being the best kind of person I ever could be. And knowing that it is all I came here to do. To learn and live and make whatever trips around the sun and moon I am here to make.

There are desires in my heart because that is my human-ness. But I feel completely okay with this being my last day around here, or going on for another 30 years if that is the path.

I am healthy in my body, mind, and spirit today. What a tremendous gift that is for any of us to receive. It is all grace, because none of that was coming to me in the days when it came. I did not seek it, although my heart yearned for this kind of life. Blessings are all around me every day!

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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