March 15, 2019 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Friday, March 15, 2019

Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Take time every day to do something silly. — Philipa Walker

Spring fever may bring out our longings and our sense of unfilled needs or attention, play, or laughter. We may be afraid to express these needs because they are not often taken seriously, but thought of as childish. We may even be afraid our needs are so enormous that they will never be satisfied, and so we keep them bottled up inside ourselves, and all we can express to others is frustration.

Spring is a reminder that we can find a way to satisfy our needs. We can give ourselves a break from work or study, laugh a little, and try to share our laughter with someone else. There are many ways to fulfill a need, and by giving what we have to offer, we may find ourselves getting back exactly what we really need, even though it may not be what we had hoped for.

In the act of giving we learn we are worth giving to also. We learn that we deserve to be loved, most of all by ourselves.

What do I think I need today?

Hazelden Foundation

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