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

Praise and an attitude of gratitude are unbeatable stimulators . . . we increase whatever we extol. 

—Sylvia Stitt Edwards—
What outlook are we carrying forth into the day ahead? Are we feeling fearful about the circumstances confronting

us? Do we dread a planned meeting? Are we worried about the welfare of a friend or lover?

Whatever our present outlook, its power over the outcome of our day is profound. Our attitude in regard to any situation attracting our attention influences the outcome. Sometimes to our favor, often to our disfavor if our attitude is negative.
Thankfulness toward life guarantees the rewards we desire, the rewards we seek too often from an
ungrateful stance. The feeling of gratitude is foreign to many of us.

We came to this program feeling worthless, sometimes rejected, frequently depressed. It seemed life had heaped problems in our laps, and so it had. The more we lamented what life “gave us,” the more reasons we were given to lament. We got just what we expected.

We still get just what we expect. The difference is that the program has offered us the key to higher expectations.

Gratitude for the good in our lives increases the good. I have the personal power to influence my day;

I will make it a good one.