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Expectations...Hardware Stores Don't Sell Bread

12 January 2017 Written by 

I was reminded today of one of my favorite slogans, “You can’t go to the hardware store for a loaf of bread.” At first hearing, this might sound a little strange.

What does it mean? If I go to the hardware store looking for groceries, of course I am not going to find them there. The hardware store does not stock or sell groceries. I must go to the grocery store for my bread.

When I look to an individual to give me what he or she does not have emotionally to give, I cannot expect to get it. Those who have never learned how to love unconditionally cannot possibly give me unconditional love. That is not something they have to “sell.” I might keep looking, keep hoping, and keep expecting – but it will not happen. I cannot get bread from a hardware store.

My expectations of others can become premeditated resentments.

It’s time to remember that sometimes it will be impossible for others to emotionally give to me what I would like to have from them. My acceptance of the limitations of others will go a long way in heading off resentment in my own heart.

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Amy T.

Raised on a dairy farm in upstate NY, I learned to work hard along with my five siblings. I grew up in a very conservative Mennonite-Amish church which shaped a lot of my fundamental core values and beliefs. After moving to Florida to attend college, I married and became mother to five children. Eventually, my unmanageable life came to a crashing halt and I found my way into an Al-Anon recovery program. Recovery has affected every area of my life and I love sharing the things I am learning with others so that they might also find hope for their own recovery.
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