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 we cling to pain we end up punishing ourselves.
—Leo F. Buscaglia—

Pain situations, relationships that hurt us, memories of experience that pinch our nerve endings, need not imprison us. However, we are seldom very quick to let go of pain. Instead, we become obsessed with it, the precipitating circumstances, and the longed-for, but often missed outcome. We choose to wallow in the pain, rather than learn from it. And we salt our wounds every time we indulge the desire to replay the circumstances that trigger pain.
Pain can’t be avoided. It’s natural as joy. In fact, we understand joy in contrast to the experiences of pain. Each offers breadth to our lives. And both strengthen us. Our maturity is proportionate to our acceptance of all experiences. in retrospect we can be grateful for pain, for it offered us many gifts in disguise.
I can see pain as part of a bigger picture, if I so desire.