Friday, Nov. 11, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
People have always wanted to talk to me about their problems. I guess I’m a good listener. Maybe I have something to contribute after all.
— Joann Reed
No one is without value in this life. Maybe we haven’t discovered our unique purpose or special gifts, but we each have a place in the universe or we wouldn’t be here.
Each of us can offer friends a valuable gift every day – we can listen. Messages from our Higher Power often come through the words of others. We perform a wonderful service for our companions by listening and by sharing our own experience and advice.
Rapt attention – giving it and receiving it – is perhaps the most valuable contribution any of us can make. Let’s never underestimate the sacredness of listening.
I will keep my own mind quiet if a friend wants to share concerns today. That way, my heart may be able to offer wisdom.
You are reading from the book:
A Woman’s Spirit by Karen Casey. © 1994 by Hazelden Foundation