Friday, April 29, 2022

April 29, 2022 - Readings in Recovery: Today's Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation


Friday, April 29, 2022

Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die. — Eleanor Roosevelt

We need to take note, today, of all the opportunities we have to offer a helping hand to another person. We can notice too the many times a friend, or even a stranger, reaches out to us in a helpful way. The opportunities to contribute to life’s flow are unending.

Our own vibrancy comes from involvement with others, from contributing our talents, our hearts, to one another’s daily travels. The program helps us to know that God lives in us, among us. When we close ourselves off from our friends, our fellow travelers, we block God’s path to us and through us.

To live means sharing one another’s space, dreams, sorrows; contributing our ears to hear, our eyes to see, our arms to hold, our hearts to love. When we close ourselves off from each other, we have destroyed the vital contribution we each need to make and to receive in order to nurture life.

We each need only what the other can give. Each person we meet today needs our special contribution.

What a wonderful collection of invitations awaits me today!

Hazelden Foundation

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