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


. . . a spiritual life which does not include . . . family
obligations may not be so perfect after all.

I can be doing great in the program–applying it at meetings,
at work, and in service activities–and find that things have
gone to pieces at home. I expect my loved ones to understand,
but they cannot. I expect them to see and value my progress,
but they don’t–unless I show them. Do I neglect their needs
and desire for my attention and concern? When I’m around them,
am I irritable or boring? Are my “amends” a mumbled “Sorry,”
or do they take the form of patience and tolerance? Do I
preach to them, trying to reform or “fix” them? Have I ever
really cleaned house with them? “The spiritual life is not a
theory. We have to live it.”
(Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 83).