Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved . . . the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave.
— George Eliot
We’ve all heard many times that we must love ourselves if we’re ever to love another. Too often we mistakenly think that means we shouldn’t need to hear someone’s affirmation of love. That assumption is wrong. Praise from others builds our self-confidence, keeps us on track, aware of how we’re presenting ourselves moment by moment.
But many of us didn’t develop healthy egos in our youth because we didn’t get feedback that affirmed us. We didn’t hear we were loved. As adults, we’re scrambling to feel confident, to feel sure of our direction and our value to society. And we’re hoping to hear we’re loved. We can be certain someone close will be helped by hearing our words of love.
There’s no time like the present for sharing love.
You are reading from the book:
Worthy of Love by Karen Casey. © 1985 by Hazelden Foundation