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

Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it. —Douglas William Jerrold—

It’s not wholly true in this world that we make our own luck, but we certainly have a share in it. Opportunity shakes out pretty evenly for most people, but what we do with it, whether we’re willing to grasp a chance when we see one, is an individual matter. Some of us even have trouble seeing opportunities for growth. When we feel abused or resentful, we need to examine our own part.

Have we mistrusted our own powers that we’ve not let ourselves see the chances life has dealt us? It’s important for us to recognize that we have a choice. If we’re dissatisfied, we can choose to change. We can also choose not to change, and to complain about being stuck; but we should realize the choice is our own.
If we had a long stride of bad luck, maybe we need to at what we’re doing. If our self-esteem is very low, we may want to punish ourselves somehow, to prove that we’re no good. The knowledge that we’re lovable and necessary people may have slipped away, and we may need to do some structural repair. But that’s ok; we’re worth the effort.
I deserve to be happy and I know how—whether I’m using the knowledge or not.

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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.