Thursday, May 4, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
How the I pervades all things!
— William Ellery Channing
If we could extract the “I” from our thoughts, some of us would lose our focus. We have a tendency to think only of our comfort, our convenience, our point of view, our feelings, and our happiness.
What if we made a conscious effort every day to put someone else first? What would it cost? The results may surprise us, because one of the spiritual paradoxes is that putting another first, makes us happy. It may be hard for the I in us to release its hold, but focusing on the needs of someone else can bring us a sense of deep personal satisfaction.
Today I will focus on the needs of those around me, before my own.
You are reading from the book:
In God’s Care by Karen Casey. © 1991 by Hazelden Foundation