July 11, 2019 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live is to love—to love as Christ loved, as Buddha loved.Isadora Duncan

To be unconditionally loved is our birthright, and we are so loved by God. We desire just such a love from one another, and we deserve it; yet, it’s a human quality to look for love before giving it. Thus many of us search intently for signs of love.

Too many of us are searching, rather than loving. Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another’s personhood. Not easy, but so rewarding, to ourselves as well as to the one who is the focus of our love.

Love is a balm that heals. Loving lightens whatever our burdens. It invites our inner joy to emerge. But most of all, it connects us, one with another. Loneliness leaves. We are no longer alienated from our environment. Love is the mortar that holds the human structure together. Without the expression of love, it crumbles. This recovery program has offered us a plan for loving others, as well as ourselves. Love will come to us, just as surely as we give it away.

Each and every expression of love I offer today will make smooth another step I take in this life.

Hazelden Foundation

2 thoughts on “July 11, 2019 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation”

  1. Thank you, Christopher. Very helpful and inspiring!

  2. Thank you again for reading and taking your time to comment

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