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

We are not educated: most of us cannot read or write. But we are strong because we are close to the earth and we know what matters. —Mie Amano…

The important thing in life is to know what matters for us. Our reality and values are our own; no one else can dictate them to us. They come out of our experiences and observation, and our spiritual health asks that we be true to them.
Similarly, we must be true to what matters to us. We won’t try to win anyone over. Nor will we let someone else sway us. We will respect each other’s reality, for that’s how we will live in peace.
Further, if we’re open and frank with each other, and with everyone else, we can spread integrity, respect, and peace. Quakers have a saying,”let it begin with me.” Integrity will spread outward, in concentric rings, for we are connected with one another.
Strength and growth come from knowing ourselves, knowing what matters for us. If we respect each other, we will find the way to fit any apparent conflict into a broader system that can accommodate us both.
If I am honest with myself I can be my own best teacher.