Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
As life is action and passion, it is required of man that he should share the action and passion of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes
America’s greatest killer is. . . What? Car wreaks? Heart attacks? Cancer? Alcoholism? How about suffocation by a sense of inferiority? Many of us adult children have tragic personal insight into the number of alcoholic deaths that are attributed to pneumonia, congestive heart failure, or anything but alcoholism. But feelings of inferiority are just as lethal as any of these. Although they may not appear so, people who feel a deep sense of inferiority are not fully alive.
But there is ample evidence that people do love us, that we are missed when we are not around. For all the doom and gloom that may be familiar to us, aren’t we surrounded also by beauty? Doesn’t the sun rise each day? And don’t we have it within our power to make of this day whatever we choose?
Today, I remind myself I have something to contribute.
You are reading from the book:
Days of Healing, Days of Joy by Earnie Larsen and Carol Larsen Hegarty. © 1987, 1992 by Hazelden Foundation