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.

Pretty Purple Flowers

Each Day a new Beginning

It’s quite uncomfortable to be an adolescent at age thirty-two.
—Peggy Cahn—

Our lives are a process every moment, which means change is ever-present. As new information is sorted and acquired, old habits are discarded. We don’t let go of some old behaviors easily, however. They are like uncomfortable shoes. They may be worn thin, and they probably embarrass us in certain company, but we slip them on unconsciously—

and then it’s too late. Maturity is an”as if” behavior, initially. Emotional development was stunted, for most of us, with the onset of our additive behavior, thus,we often

respond to situations like adolescents. Application of the “as if” principle will result both in new personal attitudes and familiar, yet welcome, responses from others. Acting as if

we are capable,

strong, confident, or serene will pave the way for making those behaviors real, after a time. If we believe in ourselves and our ability to become the

women we strive to be, we can then move forward confidently.
When my behavior embarrasses or shames me, I will accept the responsibility for changing it. Changing it offers immediate rewards.

The people around me will react in refreshing ways, and I’ll feel more fully alive.