Saturday, June 17, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Love is selfless, yet it exhilarates the self.
— Sue Atchley Ebaugh
With a quickened step we hurry toward a challenge when empowered by love. Conversely, even the simplest of experiences have the power to fill us with dread when love is absent.
Expressed to a friend, a lover, even a stranger, love promises us unanticipated gifts. We’re openly appreciated, the glow of warmth enfolds us, and we find even our courage is magically bolstered when we’ve shared ourselves in a loving way with someone.
With ease we may express love to children, touched by their vulnerability, certain we’ll not be bruised by rejection. If only we’d continue our free expression of love to all the child adults on our paths, we’d discover both exhilaration and the courage to face any event life passes our way.
You are reading from the book:
Worthy of Love by Karen Casey. © 1985 by Hazelden Foundation