Aug. 18, 2019 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

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Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019

Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you.  — Madeline Bridges

Sometimes we feel lazy or bored, and then we don’t do our best work. Maybe our writing becomes hard to read, or we miss a porch when delivering newspapers. Perhaps we are daydreaming instead of listening closely to what a friend is trying to tell us. When we are not really paying attention to our activities or the people around us, we’ll likely miss out on something important because we do receive in equal measure what we give. And this truth works in every aspect of our lives.

When we treat our friends, our families, even people we don’t know well with kindness, we’ll experience kindness in return. Our own actions and attitudes toward others are what we can expect from others as well.

How can I increase the kindness in the world today?

Hazelden Foundation

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