Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
When I am lonely, I try to think of angels.
— Betty MacDonald
We need comfort when we feel lonely. Loneliness is often coupled with fear. We wonder, Can I handle what faces me today? Often we think we can’t. But we don’t ever have to face any situation alone, or handle any painful relationship in isolation. The “angels” who guide and protect us are as close as our thoughts.
Twelve Step programs give us the freedom to define our Higher Power in any way that suits us. Believing our Higher Power is an angel satisfies our need to have someone watching over us, protecting us wherever we are, loving us despite our failings.
We are nurtured or harmed by the thoughts we carry in our minds. Imagining an angel or a ring of angels to walk us through each day relieves our loneliness and dissipates our fears.
I have a friend in my Higher Power. We’ll be together throughout this day.
You are reading from the book:
A Woman’s Spirit by Karen Casey. © 1994 by Hazelden Foundation