"You can have all the hands in the world reaching out to you, but if you don't reach back, you stay stuck." [Carrie Bailee, fellow CSA survivor, author, and advocate]
Often we don't give ourselves the credit due for the courage and strength it takes to "reach back" and accept the help we have been offered. This reminds me to be aware that even in our darkest moments, where everything inside of us is screaming we are powerless, we still can make the choice to willingly extend our hand to those reaching out to us. Today, I am grateful for the people in my life who have encouraged me to have the faith to accept their outpouring of love.