Sept. 27, 2017 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017

Today’s Thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Let me fly, says little birdie,
Mother, let me fly away.
  —Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Don’t we all want to fly away? Isn’t there a better place out there away from home? The boy can’t fly, but he can climb a tree and ride the wind. The girl, high on imaginary wings, flies to her own land of dreams. Even mothers and fathers, together and alone, need to fly – away from work, house, and the everyday same old things. But we all need to return as well. We need to know that home is the one safe place to land, that there we can rest, recover our strength, tell our tales to family and friends.

Our home is safe and comfortable, but if we never leave, even for a short while, we will never take the action necessary to bring our dreams to life. 

What small comfort might I give up for today in order to make a dream come true?

From Today’s Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©1985, 1991 by Hazelden Foundation

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