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

Every physician almost hath his favorite disease.
—Henry Fielding—

We wouldn’t go to a dentist for corns or bunions, just as we wouldn’t go looking for fresh fruit at a hardware store. By and large, we know where to go for what we want. Why is it, then, that we persist in asking something from one who cannot give it?
We recognize unreasonable demands when we meet them, but not always when we make them. Parents expect mature judgment from young children; children expect saintly patience or flexibility from their parents. Commonly, we expect our friends and lovers to show us their loyalty and affection without our asking.
Reality teaches us that if we want something, we should go to a likely source and ask for what we want. If we’re not willing to ask, we’ll have to settle for every physician’s favorite treatment—whether or not we have the disease.
Today I’ll remember to ask for what I want from an appropriate source.

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The Promises Click Me

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.