Our Folded Hands

Women helping Women. Reaching out to the Sister who still suffers. Helping each other through the Good times and the Difficult times. To get to the SOBER way of life, One Day at a Time.

Promise

If you would be loved, love and be lovable. —Benjamin Franklin—

We all desire to be loved. Our common human characteristic is our need to count in someone else’s life. At least one other person needs us, we tell ourselves, when we feel least able to accept life’s demands. How alike we all are. The paradox is that our own need for love is lessened when we bestow it to others. Give it away and it returns. A promise, One we can trust. The reality about love and the path from sender to receiver and back again is often distant from our minds. More often we stew and become obsessed with the lack of love’s evidence in our lives.

Why isn’t he smiling? Why didn’t she care? Has someone more interesting taken our place? Choose to offer love, rather than to look for it, will influence every experience we have. Life will feel gentler, and the rewards will be many and far reaching. Loving others promises me the love I desire. But I can’t expect it if I don’t give it first.

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The Promises Click Me

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.