Sept. 22, 2017 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

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

Listening and Sharing

Let us review what others have said about listening and sharing:

“To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.”
Churton Collins

“They that will not be counseled cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason, she will rap you on the knuckles.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Don’t give your advice before you are called upon.”

“If a man’s faith is unstable and his peace of mind troubled, his knowledge will not be perfect.”
Buddhist Proverb

“Let no man presume to give advice to others that he has not first lived successfully himself.”

“People have a way of becoming what you encourage them to be – not what you nag them to be.”
S.N. Parker

“An open mind, like an open window, should be screened to keep the bugs out.”
Virginia Hutchinson

“Philosophy is a purely personal matter. A genuine philosopher’s credo is the outcome of a single complex personality; it cannot be transferred. No two persons, if sincere, can have the same philosophy.”
Havelock Ellis

Today I will not expect others to agree with my views. I will share and listen for what is good in others and myself. I will seek honesty and increased understanding from all my communications with others.

You are reading from the book:

The Reflecting Pond by Liane Cordes

The Reflecting Pond by Liane Cordes. © 1981 by Hazelden Foundation

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