I could never figure out why I always bit off more than I could chew. I always brought home stray animals. Once they grew out of babyhood, I looked for another baby who needed me. I thought I would go insane without a needy thing to fill my life. My need to be needed also got me involved with an addict. I used to think this was accidental, but then I realized it had become a pattern. I was attracted to needy people and they were attracted to me. That is why I found my addicted loved one and how I eventually found Nar-Anon.

My relationship with the addict brought me to my first Nar-Anon meeting because, of course, the addict needed to get off drugs and I was going to find out how to get him to stop using. I had been attending meetings for some time, and one night I was pouring my heart and soul out to what I believed were deaf ears. I felt so bad because I felt that I was not getting better. I felt lost and hopeless. When I left the meeting, I was a basket case. However, as I was leaving, a woman came up to me, hugged me, and told me that she did not know why she came to the meeting that night, but something was pulling her there. She told me she was feeling badly, until she heard me speak. She then said that it all came to her: that she was meant to be there to hear my words, and now knew what she needed to do to get healthy again. She felt her Higher Power was speaking to her through me. I then understood why I had gone there that night.

I realized my Higher Power brought us together. We were both at our bottoms and we both needed to hear healing words.

Thought for Today: I lose nothing when I share love and healing thoughts with others. By sharing, I only increase the benefits to both.

“Today and every day, I will pray for the wisdom to choose wise counsellors and the strength to love and heal myself.” ~ Each Day a New Beginning – Daily Meditations for Women

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