Friday, March 2, 2012

Today's thought from Hazelden is:

I really really love this and needed to read it today.  Funny how that works sometimes.  I know I am definitely in the group of people that "forget to talk with the people we love."  So I am going to use the upcoming weekend to touch base with as many of my old and new friends and loved ones as I can...starting with my blog and the friends it has brought me.  Hello everyone!  I miss you and think of you often - just haven't been very bloggy lately.  Sarah

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone: it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
--Ursula K. Le Guin

Everyone could use a new batch of love every day. Way too often, we forget to make a new batch. Then we end up eating hard, old, crumbly stuff that doesn't even taste good. We forget to talk with the people we love. We tell ourselves that they should "know" we love them, even if we haven't called to connect with them for a long time. So we expect them to live off hard, old, dry crumbs too!

But baking a fresh batch of love is a lot easier than baking bread. All we have to do is make a phone call, write a letter or an email, or stop by our mom's house. We need to deliver the message that the people we love are important. What could be easier or more rewarding?

Prayer for the Day

Higher Power, help me remember that love is a verb - something I do, not something that can be given once and stored forever. Help me be active in loving the important people in my life.

Today's Action

I will make it a point to make a fresh batch of love today and deliver it - in person or in a phone call, email, or letter.
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1 comment:

  1. This is a useful reminder and one that should pop up in my life more often. I've missed seeing you in blogland lately but hey, who am I to talk? I can only find time to write on the weekends and even then not necessarily both days. This weekend, however, I will since there is NOTHING on the calendar. Hallelujah!


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