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What is Today's Gift?

Today's Gift is a free email service of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation through which an uplifting,
thought-provoking, self-esteem-building message is sent daily to those who subscribe.

Where do I sign up to receive Today's Gift emails?
  1. Click on the link to Sign In and register as a New Visitor.
  2. Fill in the account registration information.
  3. IMPORTANT STEP: Scroll down and click on the box in front of Today's Gift.
    • Scroll down further and you'll see other choices for communication from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
    • By clicking on the box in front of each item, you can choose to receive or not receive any of the choices. (A checkmark in the box indicates you will receive that communication.)
  4. Click on Enter at the bottom of the screen to finish.

You'll begin receiving our emails the very next day. Within 10 minutes of registering, you'll also receive an email from us confirming your registration.

Important: Spam filters may prevent our emails from reaching you. You can ensure delivery of Today's Gift by adding the domains of and to your address book or list of safe senders. Today's Gift emails are sent from the specific address of:

I haven't received my Today's Gift emails. What do I need to do?

If you are not receiving our emails, the usual reasons are:

How do I change my email address?
  1. Click on Sign In
  2. Highlight your old email address and type in your new one.
  3. Scroll down and click on Apply to save your changes.
  4. If you are unable to Sign In, write to from your originally registered email address and we will be happy to change your address for you. (We cannot make this change for you, however, if you cannot write from your old email address. In that case, please register as a New Visitor.)
How do I unsubscribe from Today's Gift emails?
Can I request to receive emailed meditations from a certain book or on a particular topic?

Our Today's Gift emails offer a variety of thoughts and opinions drawn from many daily meditation books we publish. The content is not specific to one book. By visiting our website, however, a person can choose to read a Thought for the Day from six very popular books. To access these features, visit our Thought for the Day page.

I am having trouble Signing In to the Hazelden Web site. What should I do?

Please see our Registration Help page for information.

If we have not addressed your specific question, please send an email to and provide as much detail as possible.

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