April 15, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Love is the lamp that lights the universe: without that light . . . the earth is a barren promontory and man the quintessence of dust.
— Mary Elizabeth Braddon

All of us are lighted by love. Childcare, car repair, concluding a report – are easier tasks when we know we’re loved. We don’t feel quite as alone and conspicuous in a crowd of strangers when we recall that someone special loves us. No new adventure, first plane trip, or first day of a class or new job feels quite as threatening when we’ve got the company of a loved one in our hearts and minds.

You might be thinking, “But I don’t have a special loved one now.” How narrowly we define being loved. We have friends who love us, who think of us even when we’re not present – just as we think of them. And no one of us is ever away from the protective realm of a Higher Power who loves us always and everywhere we go.

Wherever we look there is someone who, like us, will find the day easier if he remembers he’s loved.

You are reading from the book:

Worthy of Love by Karen Casey

Worthy of Love by Karen Casey. © 1985 by Hazelden Foundation

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