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.

Daily Readings And Meditations

Pretty Purple Flowers

New Beginnings

When I slow down long enough to smell the roses, I usually see the beauty and all else that is ours to share. —Morgan Jennings— We overlook so many joys, so many hidden treasures, when we hurry from place to place, person to person, experience to experience, with little attention anywhere. All that matters passes before us now, at this moment. And assuredly, we will not pass this way again. It has been said the greatest gift we can give one another is rapt attention; additionally, living life fully attentive to the breezes, the colors, the sorrows and the thrills as well, is the most prayerful response any of us can make in this life. Nothing more is asked of us. Nothing less is expected. We have just this one life to live, and each day is a blessing. Even the trials we shall understand as blessings in the months, the years ahead, as we can see now how the painful moments of the past played their part. Our attitude toward the lessons life has offered makes all the difference in the world. I will look closely at everything in my path today. The women and children, the trees and squirrels, the silent neighbors. I will never see them again as I see them today. I will be at attention.

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A FULL AND THANKFUL HEART I try hard to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain certain conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one’s heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know. AS BILL SEES IT, p. 37 I believe that we in Alcoholics Anonymous are fortunate in that we are constantly reminded of the need to be grateful and of how important gratitude is in our sobriety. I am truly grateful for the sobriety God has given me through the A.A. program and am glad I can give back what was given to me freely. I am grateful not only for sobriety, but for the quality of life my sobriety has brought. God has been gracious enough to give me sober days and a life blessed with peace and contentment, as well as the ability to give and receive love, and the opportunity to serve others — in our Fellowship, my family and community. For all of this, I have “a full and thankful heart.”

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…we will be victorious if we have not forgotten how to learn. —Rosa Luxemburg— There is no goal beyond our grasp, no achievement beyond our attainment if we reduce our natural barriers against new information and new perspectives. Our victories accompany perseverance, fearless learning, openness to the unfamiliar. Each of us is experiencing a particular period with a select group of people, by design, not by chance. Myriad situations call us, and messages secure our attention because they contribute to our potential for victory. What’s asked of us is rapt attention to the moment, intense openness to its richness, and a willingness to be edified or humored or perhaps simply nurtured. We will gain from every moment’s offering whatever we need for our continued growth and ultimate victory. Learning is forever in my control.The decision is personal and perhaps must be made each day, anew. The choice is mine.

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Keep It Simple

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.—Eugene Delacroix— Trying to be prefect puts distance between us and our Higher Power. Trying to be perfect shows we’re ashamed of being human. In recovery, we accept that we’re human. We try to be the best human we can be. We used to get high to feel powerful and god-like. But God is not just power. God is also gentleness. Gentleness and love are the power we look for on recovery. We work to be human. We work to know the loving, gentle side of ourselves and our Higher Power. Remember, if we try to be god, we’ll fail. If we try to be human, we’ll win. Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me give up trying to be perfect. Help me always keep in mind that I’m human—which means, I’m not perfect. Action for the Day: Part of being human is making mistakes. Today, I’ll see my mistakes as chances to learn.

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Thought For The Day

Strength comes from coming to believe in a Higher Power that can help you. You can’t define this Higher Power, but you can see how it helps other alcoholics. You hear them talk about it and you begin to get the idea yourself. You try praying in a quiet time each morning and you begin to feel stronger, as though your prayers were heard. So you gradually come to believe there must be a Power in the world outside of yourself, which is stronger than you and which you can turn to for help. Am I receiving strength from my faith in a Higher Power? …Meditation For The Day… Spiritual development is achieved by daily persistence in living the way you believe God wants you to live. Like the wearing away of a stone by steady drops of water, so will your daily persistence wear away all the difficulties and gain spiritual success for you. Never falter in this daily, steady persistence. Go forward boldly and unafraid. God will help and strengthen you, as long as you are trying to do His will. …Prayer For The Day… I pray that I may persist day by day in gaining spiritual experience. I pray that I may make this a lifetime work.  

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My Thoughts For The Day

🌺 Rise and Shine Precious Sister ❗…🌞🛌🙋 …What a Beautiful time we have to live and give to one another…🤗👭…We can now start learning  from our mistakes of the past…🙄✍👩‍🎓…By using this help of our HIGHER POWER in our today’s…We can see what happens when we are doing the wrong things, instead of try new things …🗣😖=🙏🗣🤩…We can take inventory and clean out the wreckage of the past…📝🚛🗑😫…And Get ready for our HIGHER POWER to show us our STRENGTHS and ASSETS…😇🙏💰… For out of the Ashes can come BEAUTY, if we ALLOW IT❗…🔥👸👼…We just have to be WILLING TO SEE IT❗…👀🔎💃…Please REMEMBER, You Are so Beautiful today, and no matter where you are in the PROCESS of this JOURNEY…👩‍❤️ …it is always GooD To SHARE in it’s BEAUTY❗…🧚‍♀️💐👩‍❤️‍👩…YOU are not Alone ❗…👩‍👩‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👧💝…Have a GREAT DAY…🦋🦅🌈🦄🐌🐬🐅🌹🌎✨🌄🌟🤸☕💋💋💋💄

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