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.

Promise of a New Day

When you have become willing to hide nothing, you will not only be willing to enter into communion but will also understand peace and joy. —Anonymous—

Keeping secrets is synonymous with keeping stuck. Our human potential is stifled by our stuffed feelings, attitudes, ideas. Conversely, the more we allow others to really know us,

the greater will be our opportunities for growth and happiness. Our secrets burden us. The choice to shield our inner selves from others is ours to make. Risking vulnerability takes strength, and a great deal of courage.

We can never be certain that our audience won’t betray us. However, we can be certain that words and thoughts hidden will haunt us. The gift of total honesty and openness is profound intimacy. It’s this gift that makes possible a level of friendship that dispels self-doubts, that gives rise to a euphoria that turns all situations into opportunities for greater happiness. I may be tempted to keep some secrets today. I will remember that sharing them will relieve me of a burden that weighs me down.