Friday, Feb. 17, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
I will love you no matter what. I will love you if you are stupid, if you slip and fall on your face, if you do the wrong thing, if you make mistakes, if you behave like a human being – I will love you no matter.
— Leo Buscaglia
Wouldn’t it be nice if there were just one person in our lives who loved us no matter what our faults? And wouldn’t it be equally nice if we, too, could love just one person in the same way?
Love is not an easy emotion for us to feel. In the past we may have associated feelings of love with negative feelings such as pain, hurt, rejection, or disappointment. But we can put the negative feelings aside and learn how to feel love as a positive emotion.
Love does not necessarily mean sexual attraction or commitment. Love can simply be seeing someone for who he or she is, whether that person is a friend, coworker, boss, family member, or lover. To show love, we can keep our actions simple – by making a phone call, writing a letter, or sharing a hug. Let’s show someone we care.
You are reading from the book:
Night Light by Amy E. Dean. © 1986, 1992 by Hazelden Foundation