Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
The gift of love means this: I want to share with you whatever I have that is good.
— John Powell, S.J.
How loving are we, really? Do we keep score when we do favors for a friend, keeping in mind that we’re owed one? Do we hoard rather than share a favorite treat, hoping to prolong our own feast? And the good mood, when it’s ours, do we use it to help another raise her spirits or do we secretly gloat because we’re “in a better place”?
The opportunity to respond with love visits us throughout each day. A smile, a kind gesture, including someone in a conversation, noticing a job well done, are acts of love, acts that connect our hearts, at least for a moment.
When someone has shared love with us in some form, we notice it and are moved.
You are reading from the book:
Worthy of Love by Karen Casey. © 1985 by Hazelden Foundation