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

Together is a road traveled by the brave.
—George Betts—

Moving through life fully in concert with others requires commitment and much energy. It demands self-love, unconditional acceptance of others, patience, the

ability to be vulnerable and to take risks, and the decision to stay put even when the desire to run is great. And this assortment of characteristics is only the beginning.

More is required of us, much more, if we want a real experience of belonging to those around us. But even more than that is guaranteed for us if we are willing to be present always.
If we’ve chosen to go it alone in the past, we can quickly recall the frequent uncertainty, the defensiveness when questioned by others, the absence of emotional support when the going was rough. But then, we may have believed we were free—others didn’t have to be counted on. However, real freedom to be who we are can only be found among a circle of friends who have committed themselves to us, just as we’ve committed ourselves likewise.
Together we’ll grow, find happiness, and gain strength.
I will lock arm today and move forward in the company of those who need me. I need them also.