Thursday, March 16, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Connection is not just about making time for family and friends. It’s about a sense of caring for other people. It’s about connecting with the human spirit even when there is no national crisis. The other day I was walking down the street when a woman ahead of me tripped and fell on the sidewalk. Two people walked by her as if she weren’t there. Others just stared without offering help; I stopped to help, as did another person. We both waited for an ambulance to arrive and then we left. I couldn’t believe what I had just witnessed: a human being was in need of assistance and most people walked on by.
If we give lip service to love, how can we not be kind to the individuals we meet along our journey, regardless of their race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation? What happened to the connection?
This week is about making the connection. It’s about making the time to connect with others.
You are reading from the book:
52 Weeks of Esteemable Acts © 2005 by Francine Ward