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

Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. —Thomas Carlyle—

First things first. How much more simply life could evolve if we’d but focus our attention on the obvious situation confronting us,

looking always for our direction from within the situation’s elements.
How little point there is in worrying about what may come, and yet we expend incalculable amounts of energy in just such activity. What lies before us is all there really is in our lives—today. Nothing confronts us without purpose. Whatever the situation, it has called us forth to act. Our action will benefit us if we choose to transcend the ego that invites our worry, our smallness in thought and behavior.

Today stands before me, awaiting my involvement. I will go peacefully, addressing only those situations that invite my attention, and I will give it, fully.