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

With history piling up so fast, almost every day is the anniversary of something awful.  —Joe Brainard…

“History” is mostly a record of awful events—war, famine, conspiracy, oppression, betrayal. But surely, every day is equally the anniversary of something wonderful. It’s all in how you look at it. Perhaps a calendar of wonderful anniversaries would bean antidote to depression: this is the day I first heard tender words from someone dear; this is the day I stopped smoking; ten years ago on this day I committed myself to a program of positive living and spiritual growth. Keeping such a calendar, even for a short time, gives us a record of spiritual progress. Even to be able to say, “How different I am from what I was five years ago” can be a truly cheering thing. Why let the tyranny of history depress our spirits? Let’s make our own. I will treasure the private record; the public one will keep track of disasters.