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 of a new Day

I was to give a child security and tenderness, but didn’t feel I received enough of it myself.    —Liv Ullman—

We can increase our serenity by learning to nurture ourselves. The child in us continues to need security and tenderness, even while other children in our lives may call on our reserves. We can ask for nurturing from others, but our surest source is ourselves.
People who have never learned to love themselves may not be able to tap their source of security and tenderness. It’s never to late to start loving ourselves, fortunately. Neglect and abuse in early life may have damaged us; we may have to unlearn many years of mistaken lessons. What better time than the present?
Self-nurturing is a great adventure. We must remember to have patience with ourselves, for deep trust and security, the kind we all need, don’t happen in a moment. Especially if we’re unlearning some damage, we must go slowly. We are a precious gift, to ourselves and others, and we deserve love and nurture.
Today I will love myself, and patiently care for my needs so that my security soon will grow to include others.

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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.