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

It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating us from our Creator–our very

self-consciousness–is also the one thing that divides us from our fellow creatures.  —Annie Dillard—
Getting outside of ourselves, moving beyond our own egos, opens the door to real communication with the

people we’ll meet today. We have to learn to look with loving appreciation into the soul of that person or

child who stands before us. We have to practice being concerned with their needs before our own, and in

time our concern will be genuine. The separation between us will exist no more.
This division from others, the barrier that keeps us apart, comes from our individual insecurities. We have grown accustomed to the quick comparisons of ourselves with those we meet. Either inferior or superior we determine them to be, and thus ourselves. Whatever gifts we have to offer each other are left unwrapped, at least for now.
Let’s come together, truly together, with someone we’ve been holding off until now. We can trust that the people who have come into our lives are there by design. We are equal to them, and they to us. We need what they have to offer us, and their growth needs our gifts, too.
I will appreciate the design of my life today. I will draw myself close to the day.