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April 16, 2016 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Saturday, April 16, 2016

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

Asking for help is the first step to healthy living.

By admitting to our friends that we don’t know what we should do about the many confusing, sometimes scary circumstances in our lives, we open the door for our Higher Power to reach us. That’s often the way help comes to us. At times we’ll open a book and an inspiring passage will jump out, or we’ll wake up feeling as if God has answered us in our dreams. But more frequently and vividly, our help is in the gentle words of a friend.

Many of us postponed getting help because we dreaded asking for it. We thought that asking for help would make us look weak and uninteresting. We so wanted to be liked and admired that we pretended all was well, while in reality all was awful. It’s a profound relief to share our burdens with other people. And the best part is, we’ll get needed guidance.

I won’t be afraid to cry “help” today. My Higher Power can help only if I’m open to it.

You are reading from the book:

A Life of My Own by Karen Casey

A Life of My Own by Karen Casey. © 1993 by Hazelden Foundation

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