Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024
Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Nothing that is worth doing can be done alone, but has to be done with others.
— Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr
We who are blessed with a close-knit family, where thoughts and actions can be discussed and developed, are aware that what is given is not as important as what is shared. As we help one another, we learn that sharing can never exist unless we care first. This is the major ingredient of love.
Albert Schweitzer described human service toward a common goal as the greatest of deeds. Charles Dickens assured us that when we lighten the burdens of another, we can never consider ourselves useless. Those of us who are led today may show the way tomorrow. In giving, we receive, and in getting we cannot avoid being givers.
What do I receive by giving today?