Sept. 10, 2017 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017

Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Real love pours itself out upon the object of its affection, without demanding any return.
 — Florence Scovel Shinn

Loving another wholly, purely, with no strings attached promises ecstasy, and yet seldom do we dare chance it. Often we want the promise of love in return if we’re to offer it. Our fragile egos are held tentatively intact by the slim gestures and fleeting words of love tossed our way. But when we bargain for love, we don’t find it.

Real love will forever elude us unless we put our own selves aside and unabashedly love the self of someone else.

Freely spreading the warm glow of love to others magically invites its return – another of life’s mysteries.

You are reading from the book:

Worthy of Love by Karen Casey

Worthy of Love by Karen Casey. © 1985 by Hazelden Foundation

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