Feb. 27, 2016 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

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

We don’t need crutches

We are unique and wonderful people. We have weaknesses, yes, and we also have strengths beyond our imagining.

Perhaps we needed a crutch at one time. We got used to it, and even though it was in our way and slowed us down, we were afraid to venture forth without it. Gradually, the crutch began to control our movements and take over our life. We became its slave.

Then we were invited to consider the possibility of a Higher Power that would eliminate our need for a crutch. Intrigued, we began to practice relying on this Higher Power in concrete ways on a daily basis.

We are learning how to walk again. Scary sometimes, without the old props, but Step by Step we’re on our way to recovery.

Just for today, I will put away the crutches I no longer need and rely on my Higher Power.


You are reading from the book:

Inner Harvest by Elisabeth L.

This book is now out of print and no longer available to purchase. Inner Harvest by Elisabeth L. © 1990 by Hazelden Foundation

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