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

If politics may be broadly defined as “the way we are with each other” then anything that affects the way we connect with each other is political. —Phyllis Jane Rose—

There’s a word for someone who is democratic with strangers and despotic with intimates, and the word is hypocrite. One of the important lessons of our

time is that the personal is political. Our behavior reveals our true beliefs and what we truly are.
“Politics” may sound like too heavy a word for our behavior with our families, lovers, friends, and co-workers. Yet it’s accurate. If we oppress or manipulate

those who are close to us, bribing or threatening instead of asking honestly and negotiating for what we want, then it doesn’t matter what we say, or how we vote. Our weakness and lack of maturity reveal us to be unstable.
Our politics is our lives: how we connect with one another, how we use resources, even how we think about things. How we deal with the smallest details is how we really are, and others are apt to deal with us in kind. If we’re abusive or insincere, We’re going to encounter abuse and insincerity. Let’s bring our behavior into agreement with our beliefs.
Today I’ll tune in to my political broadcast and make sure it reflects my platform.