Enrichment and Inspiration for Beta Sigma Phi Sisters from Marilyn Ross
|by Bettie Meschler
Florida Omicron Alpha, De Land
From The Torch
Life is made up of many things, some of which are very painful. As women, many of us can relate to the experiences and the problems of motherhood, marriage, Individual identity, careers, depression. But of all these things and much more that is lovely, life Is made.
Life in Beta Sigma Phi does not promise to be a place where only the beautiful reside. The promise of this sorority lies in the knowledge that at those times in life when we seem to be overcome with anxiety and frustration, we can look to a fellowship with other women who share our deepest feelings, our most intense hopes, our loftiest dreams. From this union, we will find courage and renewed enthusiasm.
Life in Beta Sigma Phi offers the promise of new friendships ... exciting, enriching friendships for you, your husband, your children. It offers a moment in time, in the fast-moving, hectic world, to pause and enjoy art in its many forms.
Life in Beta Sigma Phi offers the opportunity to be of service to your community. Through conventions, programs, contacts and discussions, sorority also offers increased awareness of the everchanging world, and opportunities for today's woman.
Life in Beta Sigma Phi offers the opportunity to develop and use individual talents and to discover unrealized potential.
Life in Beta Sigma Phi offers the opportunity to develop and use individual talents and to discover unrealized potential. Life In Beta Sigma Phi offers the opportunity to learn the art of expression, to use the gift of leadership, and to practice acceptance and compassion for all types of people.
More importantly, life in Beta Sigma Phi offers the opportunity to be an individual, and a woman -- aside from career, family, day-to-day responsibilities. Here is an opportunity to become a more interesting woman to yourself and to everyone else in your world.
Yes, Beta Sigma Phi offers all this... but it cannot guarantee anything. Just as you cannot say to life, "Here I am! Make me see beauty," so it is with this sorority. Awareness of beauty must come from the deepest regions of the heart and must embrace the qualities of good attitude, noble thoughts, enthusiasm for friendship and work, and a simple, undemanding love.
Many people go through life seeing only adversity. They find life to be just one long, hard struggle. And as the pace of life seems to get faster, there seems to be less time to enjoy or even be aware of the loveliness of life. But it is this loveliness, this beauty, that brings purpose and balance to our existence At times it would seem that the only way to touch this aspect is to make it part of our busy schedule. How we do it is not important. That we do it is necessary to a meaningful, rich and full life. Beta Sigma Phi offers a pathway to this loveliness.