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

It is only when there is nothing but praise that life loses its charm, and I begin to wonder what I should do about it.
—Vijaya Lakshimi Pandit—

We lose our appreciation for joyful times when they become a matter of course. Compliments lose delicious quality with overuse. Balance in all things offers the greatest satisfaction.
It’s not likely that we realize the full value of variety in our lives. Probably we long for easy times, the absence of struggle, and certainty regarding outcomes. Were life to treat us in such a manner, we’d soon lose our zest for the day ahead. The sense of accomplishment that we hunger for is nestled within the day’s rough ripples. Our experience in this life is purposeful, which means there are matters we’ll be asked to attend to. Not every involvement will provide pleasure. Some, in fact, inflict pain, but we’ll discover elements that will enhance our self-awareness. Through this knowledge we’ll find lasting fulfillment.
Today will be the mixture of joy, boredom, perhaps both pain and sorrow. Each element will give me reason for growth.