Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
When we are feeling unloved and depressed and empty inside, finding someone to give us love is not really the solution.
— Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.
Each of us wants to be significant to someone else. And we are – we’re significant to all the lives we’re touching at this very moment.
The emptiness we sometimes feel is a good reminder that the women and men in our lives need our attention. Too much self-focus fosters our feelings of loneliness, and then with desperation we look to others to fill us up. The paradox is that we heal ourselves while offering our attention to another who is, by design, on our path.
It is not by chance our lives are intertwined. Loving someone today will heal two wounds, ours and theirs.
You are reading from the book:
Worthy of Love by Karen Casey. © 1985 by Hazelden Foundation