Installing Love

This came across a list-serve I subscribe to. Unfortunately the author is listed as Unknown so as much as I would like, I cannot give proper credit.  It is well worth the read and applies directly to marriage counseling, individual counseling, and addiction counseling.

 

*INSTALLING LOVE*

Tech Support: Yes … how can I help you?

Customer: Well, after much consideration, I’ve decided to install Love. Can you guide me though the process?

Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?

Customer: Well, I’m not very technical, but I think I’m ready. What do I do first?

Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart?

Customer: Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Love while they are running?

Tech Support: What programs are running?

Customer: Let’s see, I have Past/Hurt, Low Self-Esteem, Grudge and Resentment running right now.

Tech Support: No problem, Love will gradually erase Past/Hurt from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent
memory, but it will no longer disrupt other programs. Love will eventually override Low Self-Esteem with a module of it’s own called
High Self-Esteem. However, you have to completely turn off Grudge and Resentment. Those programs prevent Love from being properly
installed. Can you turn those off?

Customer: I don’t know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?

Tech Support: With pleasure. Go to your start menu and invoke Forgiveness. Do this as many times as necessary until Grudge and
Resentment have completely erased.

Customer: Okay, done! Love has started installing itself. Is that normal?

Tech Support: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other Hearts in order to get the
upgrades.

Customer: Oops! I have an error message already. It says, “Error-program not run on external components.” What should I do?

Tech Support: Don’t worry. It means that the Love program is set up to run on Internal Hearts, but has not yet been run on your Heart.
In non-technical terms, it simply means you have to Love yourself before you can Love others.

Customer: So, what should I do?

Tech Support: Can you pull down Self-Acceptance; then click on the following files: Forgive-Self; Realize Your Worth; and Acknowledge
your Limitations.

Customer: Okay, done.

Tech Support: Now, copy them to the “My Heart” directory. The system will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching faulty
programming. Also, you need to delete Verbose Self-Criticism from all directories and empty your Recycle Bin to make sure it is
completely gone and never comes back.

Customer: Got it. Hey!!! My heart is filling up with new files. Smile is playing on my monitor and Peace and Contentment are copying
themselves all over My Heart. Is this normal?

Tech Support: Sometimes. For others it takes awhile, but eventually everything gets it at the proper time. So Love is installed and
running. One more thing before we hang up. Love is Freeware. Be sure to give it and its various modules to everyone you meet. They will
in turn share it with others and return some cool modules back to you.

Customer: I promise to do just that.

Tech Support: Most people feel all they need is an annual checkup to stay heart-healthy; but, the manufacturer (ME) suggests a daily
maintenance schedule for maximum Love efficiency.

– Author “unknown”

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