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

Living well is the best revenge. —Anonymous—

Because we’re human, and thus imperfect beings, we’ll often be less than serene. In fact, tension and upset may commonly characterize us. However, the anger and resentment we too frequently feel towards others generally causes the greatest harm to our own lives. Although we may wish ill to others, it returns, like a boomerang, to ourselves.
We let others assume command over our lives when we give energy to our resentments. Those who are the objects of our focus gradually control all our moves. We are no longer free to grow, to determine our actions, when we have given over our power to those we resent. Our attention goes toward them, and we forsake the steps toward our personal goals that need to be taken.
Wanting revenge is human, though always unproductive. We should understand, however, that those who have triggered our anger have garnered the greatest revenge. They have managed to pull us off course. It’s up to us to take back our power and go about our lives with joy and direction. How much sweeter is this response to the ones who deserve our greatest consideration: ourselves.
Today I’ll live well and productively; having a resentment is a choice that I never need to make.