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

Out of every crisis comes the chance to be reborn, to re-conceive ourselves as individuals, to choose the kind of change that will help us to grow and to fulfill ourselves more completely.  —Nena O’Neill—
Before choosing to recover, most of us lived through crisis after crisis. Many days we sought the oblivion of alcohol and drugs rather than face fears that ate away at us. It probably wasn’t possible for most of us to realize that a crisis was a tool for growth. Even today, even in our recovery program,

even though the clouds are clearing and we are feeling better about ourselves, a crisis may overwhelm us for a time. We do find help for it, though. We can breathe deeply, look to our higher power, listen for the messages that are coming through from our friends. And we can choose among the many options for the right action to take at this time. Life is a series of lessons. Crises can be seen as the homework. They aren’t there to defeat us but to help us grow–to graduate us into the next stage of life. Today, I will look for my lessons and feel exhilarated by the growth that is guaranteed.