My husband, four children, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren are the most important things in my life. I love them all.
~ Thelma Elliott
Liking, let alone Loving, those closest to us seems elusive at times, because as relatives, we seldom put on our best face for each other. With ease we express our criticism. But coming to really Love the members of our family, loving their faults as well as their strengths, will help us love ourselves. And loving ourselves is the primary lesson we are here to learn.
By the time we reach this program, we all have numerous regrets. But we can make amends and demonstrate through changed behavior our new commitment to acting from an attitude of love. Time is too fleeting and life too fragile to let our most important companions walk by unnoticed, unappreciated, unloved. Each Family Member will benefit, but even more important, our spirits will be lifted each time loving thoughts guide our actions.
I will take time to notice the most important friends I have, my family. Each family member will get my love and kind thoughts today.
© 1994 by Hazelden Foundation
Why not sign up to get emails with all daily posts included?
Or Follow Us On Twitter #essentialsofrec