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

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
—Indira Gandhi—

Each person we welcome into our lives blesses us in ways that only the passage of time can validate. To invite someone in, however, takes an honest extension of the self,

an open-armed posture which implies that we will risk being open.
How short life seems when we cut ourselves off from the myriad experiences and acquaintances that present themselves to us.
When we back away from the persons who have curiously crossed our paths, we back away from the lessons for which earlier experiences and persons have prepared us. Our progress and our success in life is both measured and nurtured by the number of genuine contacts we make with the men and women who are sharing our space in time.
Will I offer myself freely to today’s experiences and personalities? The choice is mine.