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.

Butterfly On A Pink Flower

Daily Reflections


Half measures availed us nothing.  We stood at the turning point.  We
asked His protection and care with complete abandon.

Every day I stand at turning points.  My thoughts and actions can
propel me toward growth or turn me down the road to old habits and
to booze.  Sometimes turning points are beginnings, as when I decide
to start praising, instead of condemning someone.  Or when I begin to
ask for help instead of going it alone.  At other times turning points are
endings, such as when I see clearly the need to stop festering
resentments or crippling self-seeking.  Many shortcomings tempt me
daily; therefore, I also have daily opportunities to become aware of
them.  In one form or another, many of my character defects appear
daily: self-condemnation, anger, running away, being prideful,
wanting to get even, or acting out of grandiosity.
Attempting half measures to eliminate these defects merely
paralyzes my efforts to change.  It is only when I ask God for help,
with complete abandon, that I become willing — and able — to change.