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May 8, 2016 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Sunday, May 8, 2016

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

There is guidance for each of us, and by lowly listening, we shall hear the right word.
 — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Perhaps it was only yesterday or the day before that we doubted our value to society, or to our family or friends. We often lose our direction. That’s normal and consistent with the human condition. However, the length of time we spend floundering, uncertain of ourselves, is proportionate to the time it takes us to acknowledge the guide within. We need not be lost or full of doubt for long.

Going within ourselves may not be a spontaneous reaction for many of us, but we can learn to respond in this way. And when we’re open to the inner urging and willing to follow it, we’ll discover the benefits. All that’s asked of us is the decision to listen.

I can quiet my thoughts today, long enough to sense the necessary direction to take. I can be certain the guidance is right.

You are reading from the book:

 

The Promise of a New Day by Karen Casey and Martha Vanceburg

The Promise of a New Day by Karen Casey & Martha Vanceburg. © 1983, 1991 by Hazelden Foundation

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