Friday, Sept. 16, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Our work brings people face to face with love.
— Mother Teresa
Whether we are sowing a garden, tending the sick, role modeling for children, or climbing the corporate ladder, many opportunities are present for acting from a posture of love. Love is an attitude, one born from gratitude for all we have, all we are, and all we hope to be. We cultivate a loving outlook just as surely as we cultivate gardens and friendships.
The guilt or shame we sometimes feel prompts us to remember those moments when we were faced with the choice to love but failed to love – those times we barked answers, scowled at someone special, slammed drawers and doors. Fortunately, we need not be perfect. Each moment promises us a new opportunity to choose love as our response to the many people and the changing events in our lives.
Some decisions can be made once for all time. Using seat belts is such a decision. So is offering love to the world that greets us.
You are reading from the book:
Worthy of Love by Karen Casey. © 1985 by Hazelden Foundation