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

The wisdom of all ages and cultures emphasizes the tremendous power our thoughts have over our character and circumstances.  —Liane Cordes— “As we think, so we are.” We are gifted with the personal power to make thoughtful choices and thus decide whom we are. Our actions and choices combine to create our character, and our character influences the circumstances of our lives. Our personal mind power will work to our advantage when we think positively, or it will contribute to our disadvantage. Imagining our good fortunes will prepare us for them. Imagining the successful completion of a task heightens and strengthens the commitment we must make daily to it. Imagining the steps necessary to the successful accomplishment of any goal directs our efforts so we don’t falter along the way. Our minds work powerfully for our good. And just as powerfully to our detriment, when fears intrude on all our thoughts.] The program has given me positive personal power; it lies in the relationship I have with my higher power. My outlook and attitude toward life reveals the strength of my connection to God. I will work with God and imagine my good fortune today.

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Reflections

WITHOUT RESERVATION When brimming with gratitude, one’s heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, . . . . AS BILL SEES IT, p.37 While practicing service to others, if my successes give rise to grandiosity, I must reflect on what brought me to this point. What has been given joyfully, with love, must be passed on without reservation and without expectation. For as I grow, I find that no matter how much I give with love, I receive much more in spirit.

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Promise

But one of the attributes of love, like art, is to bring harmony and order out of chaos. —Molly Haskell— The offer of love to the person sharing this time in our lives softens them, ourselves, and the events we share. Giving and receiving loving thoughts eases any momentary difficulty; loving and feeling loved reminds us that we are never alone in our struggles. In partnership we can survive any troubling circumstance. Love of self, of family, of enemies, increases the harmonious conditions that affect us all. Like the ripples dropped in a stream, the act of loving moves beyond the object receiving the love at this moment. In fact, the love we give is the love we’ll receive. It is a demonstrable fact the hatred breeds hatred. Just as absolute is the knowledge that the love we offer another makes easier their gift of love to yet another. Love multiplies itself and the harmony created nurtures us all. Love makes partners of us all. No circumstances can fell me when I’m in the company with another. I will look among my associates today for willing partners.

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Keep It Simple

Honesty is the backbone of our recovery program. Honesty opens us up. It breaks down the walls we had built around our secret world. Those walls made a prison for us. But all of that is now changed. We are free. Honesty has made us wise. We aren’t sneaking drinks anymore. We don’t have a stash to protect. People who didn’t trust us now depend on our honesty. People who worked hard to avoid us, now seek us out. Self-honesty is the greatest gift we can give ourselves. Prayer for the Day:  Higher Power, You are truth. I pray that I may not turn away from truth. I will not lie. My life depends on honesty. Action For the Day:  For twenty or thirty minutes, I will think about how learning to be honest has changed my life.

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Thought For The Day

Continuing the consideration of the term “spiritual experience”: “What often takes place in a few months could seldom have been accomplished by years of self-discipline. With few exceptions, our members find that they have tapped an unsuspected inner resource which they presently identify with their own conception of a Power greater than themselves. Most of us think this awareness of a Power greater than ourselves the essence of spiritual experience. Some of us call it God-consciousness. In any case, willingness, honesty, and open-mindedness are the essentials of recovery.” Have I tapped that inner resource which can change my life? Meditation For The Day God’s power in your life increases as your ability to understand His grace increases. The power of God’s grace is only limited by the understanding and will of each individual. God’s miracle-working power is only limited in each individual soul by the lack of spiritual vision of the soul. God respects free will, the right of each person to accept or reject His miracle-working power. Only the sincere desire of the soul gives Him the opportunity to bestow it. Prayer For The Day I pray that I may not limit God’s power by my lack of vision. I pray that I may keep my mind open today to His influence.

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My Thoughts For The Day

🌺Good Morning to To You on this Wonderful day…🌞👼🙋… Just a little something to Shine some warmth on your day and to spread the Joy and Lighten the Heart❗…😘💖…It is always so wonderful to know that we are not Alone in this thing called Life..💐👍🎁… That If I reach out in need, I to am helping another in this Simple Program…👭🤝📖… sometimes, I Find the solution is not so much focusing on the Problem, But can be finding a SOLUTION in Our HIGHER POWER by asking for help in our next Thoughts and ACTIONS…🤔🤷‍♀️🥳…We do not have to be caught off guard with the “Excuses of  Yesterday” or the “I Musts” of our Disease Today❗ For we can take it moment by moment, Breath by Breath remembering, ” we are STRONG❗”…Have a Glorious Day My Fabulous Friend… And if no one has told you this very morning… I LOVE YOU!!🤫💫🌹🌈🦄🌼🐳🦋”…

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