Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” -Helen Keller
Human beings have an enormous capacity to endure hardships and heartbreak. If their spirits are not broken, people can emerge from what seem like impossible circumstances to not only overcome the difficulties, but be enriched by them. It is when our spirits are broken that we are defeated and embittered by misfortune.
Co-Dependent adult children of alcoholics emerge from the chaos of childhood with different degrees of brokenness. Some do not make it. Many remain emotionally numb, but others plant their feet in the ground of recovery and grow.
I have the courage within me to go through the process of recovery.
From the book, “Gentle Reminders – Daily Affirmations for Codependents” by Mitzi Chandler.