Aug. 1, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Love is an expression and assertion of self-esteem. . . .
 — Ayn Rand

How easily we love others when we feel self-assured, when we’re comfortable in our chosen work, with our families and friends, with our directions in life. But the way isn’t always smooth, nor should it be, and for this we can thank God, our protector and mentor.

The challenges of a rough passage confront us when it’s time to grow. Seldom do we cherish the growing, and yet the gifts promised by these challenges – the increased self-awareness, the heightened sensitivity to others, the greater humility – make every moment that lies ahead profoundly more personal.

Hindsight is convincing. The paradox is that the more we trip, but pick ourselves up and move ahead with determination, the more self-assured and thus loving we’ll become.

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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