Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
. . . love grows by service.
— Charlotte Perkins Gilman
When we shower someone special with much needed attention, or maybe flowers, or run an errand for a friend, or volunteer to do a favor for an unnamed person, we benefit in many ways. We’re appreciated; we feel good about our own behavior, and we’ve tightened the connection to another person that fosters personal human development.
Most of us long for more signs of love from one another. Yet we fail to understand that our own expression of love to that special someone will release the love we long to feel.
Love multiplies with frequency of expression, whether stranger-to-stranger, friend-to-friend, lover-to-lover, parent-to-child; and everyone is the beneficiary.
Love’s expression spontaneously generates more of itself, thus promising each of us what we long for.
You are reading from the book:
Worthy of Love by Karen Casey. © 1985 by Hazelden Foundation