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.

Pretty Purple Flowers

Each day a new Beginning

When our myths, dreams, and ideals are shattered, our world topples.
—Kathleen Casey Thiesen—
The act of “becoming” topples our world, and rightly so. We outgrow yesterday’s
ideals, and we have begun realizing, in our unfolding, the dreams of last year.
Now new dreams call us. Recovery has toppled our world. Hallelujah!
In our abstinence, each day offers us fresh opportunities to “create” new
realities to replace the outworn, outgrown myths of the using days. But letting
go of the old takes patience, persistence, and strength. The old comforted us,
when there was little else.
Perhaps we need reminding that were it not for the shattered myths of last year
or last week, we’d not be progressing, unfolding, as the bigger picture calls us.
We have a part to play in this life, as do our sisters, our friends, our children.
New dreams and ideals will lead us on our way. Old dreams served us yesterday,
and the past is gone. They can’t direct our present.
I will look with excitement at my toppling world. It signifies growth – intellectual,
emotional and spiritual. Old ideals will bind me–I will dare to dream new dreams
and go where they lead with confidence.