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.

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Each day a new Beginning

One receives only that which is given. The game of life is a game
of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words, return to us
sooner or later, with astounding accuracy. —Florence Scovel Shin—

Each of us can attest to the truth of this passage. During the
difficult times, however, it is not uppermost in our minds
that “what goes around, comes around.” It feels all too easy
to be justifiably resentful or to gossip, or to ignore another’s presence.

And the repercussions are seldom immediate. They
will come, though. Goodness is likewise repaid. Giving love, attention, respect
to the individuals who share our lives and to the people who
cross our paths by chance, will smooth our own passage day by day.

The effects of our goodness will often be felt quickly.
A smile elicits a smile. Kind thoughts bless us as well as the receiver.

Life events do come full circle. With a bit of effort, I can smile at someone today, even
though I’m frowning inside. Both will be better for it.