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


We have seen the truth again and again: “Once an
alcoholic, always an alcoholic.”. . . If we are
planning to stop drinking, there must be no reservation
of any kind, nor any lurking notion that someday we
will be immune to alcohol. . . . To be gravely affected,
one does not necessarily have to drink a long time nor
take the quantities some of us have. This is
particularly true of women. Potential female alcoholics
often turn into the real thing and are gone beyond
recall in a few years.

These words are underlined in my book. They are true for
men and women alcoholics. On many occasions I’ve turned
to this page and reflected on this passage. I need never
fool myself by recalling my sometimes differing drinking
patterns, or by believing I am “cured.” I like to think
that, if sobriety is God’s gift to me, then my sober
life is my gift to God. I hope that God is as happy with
His gift as I am with mine.