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 Beginnings

Only those who dare, truly live. —Ruth P. Freedman—

We receive from life, from every experience, from each interaction according to what we have given. When we commit ourselves fully to an experience, it will bless us. When we give ourselves wholly to any moment, our awareness of reality will be heightened. When we risk knowing someone else, truly knowing them, we will find ourselves. How common, and how unfortunate, that so many of us “escape” life! We escape through hiding, hiding from ourselves and others. We fear self-disclosure, our own and someone else’s.

Before choosing abstinence, our escape was easier. Now, the Steps make escape hard, fortunately. Having a sponsor–and being one–helps. Taking a Fifth and working the Twelfth helps. Going to meetings and sharing helps. Our experiences today won’t come around again—in just the same way. The people in our lives won’t say again just what they’ll say today. We must not miss out on what life offers. We can risk feeling it all, hearing it all, seeing it all.
The riches of a full life are so easily mine, and so deservedly mine.