Sunday, February 18, 2024

Feb. 18, 2024 - Readings in Recovery: Today's Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation


Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024

Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

I am a part of all that I have met.

— Alfred Tennyson

Too often we lose our way by forgetting that we are part of a community, a society, a world. When we were in our addiction, we closed ourselves off from others and drifted along alone. Fantasy, rituals, and acting out took us not out of ourselves, but deeper into loneliness.

As we go through life we make contact with others even if we don’t always realize it. Looking, talking, smiling, touching, eating, walking, working, playing — all these activities are likely to bring us into contact with others. And the way we act and react does make a difference. Often a simple smile can make someone else’s day. A hug breaks the ice of solitude. A kind word strikes a chord and is remembered.

Yes, we are part of humanity, and we get love and power from knowing this.

I want to feel part of a community of people in recovery.

Hazelden Foundation

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