Friday, Sept. 23, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
The sufferings of love should ennoble, not degrade.
— George Sand
Only in the imagination does love promise happiness forever. Through experience we discover the myriad dimensions of love. Sometimes love is joy. Sometimes passion. Sometimes moments of serenity amongst the laughter and sadness. Generally love is soft. But it also may sting. Love is forever changing.
All that love is, there’s much it is not. Love is not shaming. Nor is it punishing. Love does not gloat, criticize, degrade, or diminish. At times we think we’re filled with love and yet we selfishly serve our needs before another’s. And when we truly express our love to another, there’s no mistaking the warm glow that fills the body.
How simple to be a giver of love and yet how forgetful we are when the opportunities arise.
You are reading from the book:
Worthy of Love by Karen Casey. © 1985 by Hazelden Foundation