Thursday, May 18, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Love is a great beautifier.
— Louisa May Alcott
How do we feel when someone says, “I love you”? Do we feel a rush of warmth throughout our bodies? Do we walk a little taller? Do smiles come more easily to our lips? Words of love are inspirational. They bring out the best in us; perhaps they even encourage us to move in new directions, set new goals, attempt the unfamiliar.
Loving and being loved soften the hard edges of life. No stormy day is really bleak when we share it with a loving friend. No formidable challenge is too overwhelming when a loved one is nudging us forward, certain of our capacity to succeed. And the mirror reflects brighter eyes and fewer lines when we carry the knowledge that we’re loved.
Let’s share this knowledge with someone else now and spread the beauty around us.
You are reading from the book:
Worthy of Love by Karen Casey. © 1985 by Hazelden Foundation