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 possible to be different and still be right.
There can be two—or more—answers to the same
question, and all can be right. —Anne Wilson Schaef—

We’re accustomed to thinking there are two sides to a subject: right/wrong, Democrat/Republican, walk/don’t walk. This binary mode of thinking may

lead us to disregard many possible solutions to our problems. “That’s what makes ball games,” we say, as though life were a competitive game. Relationships are an area were many of us fail to recognize that a question can have many right answers.
We may ourselves locked into behavior patterns that guarantee we will be unhappy. We may set ourselves up as victims:”Everything happens to me!” or as bullies: “They all obey me, but no one likes me.”
If we look at our own part, we often can see that if we had behaved differently in a situation, the outcome might have been different in a situation. We often act as though were programmed in a simple binary mode, yet we have the power to choose a new mode at any moment.
Today I will be true to my reality, which offers me an infinite range of choices.