August 23

COURAGE MONTH: DAY 23: “There always comes a time in life where you can either give up or step up.”― Graeme Rodaughan

We all have these days. For me, it is always that I need to focus on what matters to my soul. If something is important to my soul, I need to step up, no matter what.

If it is just a challenge that makes me look good or feeds Ego, I walk away. I have had to walk away from money, semblance of fame, cool titles, and lots of other “looking good” kinds of situations in my life because they were inherently never going to feed my soul.

That is why it takes courage. To walk away when it is not in the direct interest of my soul. I don’t need the outside shit if I am good with me on the inside.

There is no one I need to convince of anything, nor do I need to take any bows for my life. It is all grace and continues to be all grace. I am so blessed to be able to do and be who I am. There is nothing else I need or want, really. I am happy with each day of my life and how it comes and goes, the flow of energy and resources is astonishing when I quit chasing after them. Life is very, very good; and I will continue to step up for that.

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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