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

The future is made of the same stuff as the present.  —Simone Weil—

The moment is eternal. It is unending. When we move with the moment, we experience all that life can offer.

Being fully awake to right now, guarantees rapture even when there’s pain, because we know we are
evolving, and we thrill with the knowledge. We are one with all that’s going on around us. Our existence is purposeful and part of the whole of creation, and we can sense our purpose. Nothing is–but now. And when we dwell on what

was, or what may be, we are cut off from life–essentially dead. The only reality is the present,
and it’s only in the present that we are invited to make our special contribution to life; perhaps at this moment our special contribution is to reach out to another person, an act that will change two lives, ours and hers.
We must cling to the present, or we’ll miss its invitation to grow, to help a friend perhaps, to be part of the only

reality there is. The present holds all we need and all we’ll ever need to fulfill our lives. It provides every opportunity
for our happiness–the only happiness there is. Abstinence offers me the gift of the present. I will cherish it, be grateful, and relish it.