Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Receiving a loving hug from a parent or perhaps a smile from a friend or even a stranger gives us a special feeling inside. We know we are important to others when they show us their love through attention. And we sometimes forget that we matter to others. Family members and friends feel good in the same way when we show them our love. Everyone needs to be loved.
How can we show our love? Must it be through a hug? Doing a favor for someone is loving. Helping around the house or the yard is loving, particularly when we've volunteered our help. Giving an unexpected gift to a friend is a way of showing love. Showing others we care, even when they are angry, is perhaps the nicest of all expressions of love.
What new way can I show someone I care today?
From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Love will teach us values in life. It shows us that the things that count in life
are never held in the hand but always in the heart.
And people who are loving always live in the now.
They cannot afford to live in the past or project into tomorrow.
People who love laugh more and believe that a day without laughter is a lost day.
Love is the cement for the unity we need in AA.
It joins the power of the mind and the heart for emotional growth.
- The Best of the Grapevine [Vol. 3], p. 297
Thought to Ponder . . .
Love that is unseen is eternal.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A = Always Awesome.