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

It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. —Ursala K. LeGuin—
Our goals lend direction to our lives. Without them we flounder, often uncertain of who we are. They provide substance for our self-definition and they motivate us, at times even deeply exhilarate us. Nevertheless, it’s the many steps, the myriad activities, the unexpected barriers along the daily journey that give real meaning to our lives. We are so much more than our completed achievements,

and the process is what develops the person within. It’s far too easy for most of us to miss the moment and its richness because our sights are on a particular journey’s end. How often do we fail to appreciate the many occasions for feeling satisfaction over a task well done? We seldom grasp the full joy of living because our sights are glued to the future. It is a hard but easily forgotten lesson that a goal completed is always followed by a letdown The joy resides in the process.Can I stay with the moment and the activity before me, just for today?