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Feb. 19, 2016 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

The twilight, in fact, had several stages, and several times after it had grown dusky, acquired a new transparency, and the trees on the hillsides were lit up again.
 — Henry David Thoreau

There are small candles of light we can bring into our lives to take away some of the darkness. These are the candles of the program – soft, warm lights given to us each time we open our faith and trust to the fellowship.

There is the candle we can take home from a meeting, kindled by the caring and sharing of those around us. There is the candle given to us by our sponsors and friends, which burns brighter each time we ask for help. And there is the candle given to us by our Higher Power – an eternal light reflecting strength, hope, and salvation.

It’s true that it’s darkest before the dawn, but we have countless candles to brighten our night.

You are reading from the book:

Night Light by Amy E. Dean

Night Light by Amy E. Dean. © 1986, 1992 by Hazelden Foundation

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