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

Problems have only the size and the power that you give them.  –S. H.— We will not be free from all difficulties today, or during any period of our lives. But we have the personal power to eliminate the threat, the sting of any challenge. But it’s our vision of circumstances that gives them their interpretation. At this moment, we are defining our experience. We are labeling events good or bad, valuable or meaningless. And our growth, particularly this day, is greatly influenced by the value judgments we attach to our experiences. As we grow stronger emotionally and spiritually, we learn that all difficulties are truly opportunities for exceptional growth and increased awareness of the truth of existence. All experiences can be taken in stride if we are trustful of their intended blessing. We are sharing this life, every moment of it, with a power greater than ourselves. We need not worry about any circumstance. Always we are watched over. We never need struggle alone. We can let go of our problems. It’s ourselves and that attitude we have cultivated that makes any situation a problem. We can turn it loose and therein discover the solution. I will not make mountains out of the molehills of my life.

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Reflections

GLOBAL SHARING The only thing that matters is that he is an alcoholic who has found a key to sobriety. These legacies of suffering and of recovery are easily passed among alcoholics, one to the other. This is our gift from God, and its bestowal upon others like us is the one aim that today animates A.A.’s all around the globe. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 151 The strength of Alcoholics Anonymous lies in the desire of each member and of each group around the world to share with other alcoholics their suffering and the steps taken to gain, and maintain, recovery. By keeping a conscious contact with my Higher Power, I make sure that I always nurture my desire to help other alcoholics, thus insuring the continuity of the wonderful fraternity of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Promise

The sun, the hero of every day, the impersonal old man that beams as brightly on death as on birth, came up every morning… —Zora Neale Hurston— Details bog us down. when we count the trees, we never breathe in the forest. Keeping our focus close means escaping the wider ranges of our perception and robbing ourselves of the chance to see more than one little slice of life. When we’re children, everything is near and far at the same time. So many things are new that we need to anchor our perceptions with small bits of the familiar: security blankets, familiar toys, a well-loved thumb. Grown-ups presumably learn to do without these ” transitional objects.” Yet we need some certainties in a life of shifting priorities and relative values. We’re lucky if we can find our anchor within ourselves. We are the real heroes of every day; we come up every morning out of the individual details of our sleeping minds, and it’s given to us to shine brightly on the events that touch us, whatever they may be. Today may I find both the zest in living and the detachment from the petty details of life

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Keep It Simple

An excuse is worst and more terrible than a lie.—Alexander Pope— Excuses. They’re lies. We use excuses to hide from ourselves. Maybe we don’t want to be honest about our anger. So we say someone else made us angry. Maybe we don’t want to admit how mean we can be. So we pretend we have no part in what happens. Excuses keep us from ourselves. They keep us from our High Power. A lot of our program is about looking at ourselves. Steps Four, Five, and Ten tell us to be honest about our excuses. We can be honest because we are good people. We are loved. Prayer for the day:  Today, I’ll say the serenity Prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Action for the Day:  I’ll list my five most often excuses. Then, I’ll share them with my friends, family, and sponsor. I’ll ask them to tell me when I make excuses.

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Thought For The Day

Seventh, I can help other alcoholics. I am of some use in the world. I have a purpose in life. I am worth something at last. My life has a direction and a meaning. All that feeling of futility is gone. I can do something worthwhile. God has given me a new lease on life so that I can help other alcoholics. He has let me live through all the hazards of my alcoholic life to bring me at last to a place of real usefulness in the world. He has let me live for this. This is my opportunity and my destiny. I am worth something! Will I give as much of my life as I can to A.A.? Meditation For The Day All of us have our own battle to win, the battle between the material view of life and the spiritual view. Something must guide our lives. Will it be wealth, pride, selfishness, greed or will it be faith, honesty, purity, unselfishness, love and service? Each one has a choice. We can choose good or evil. We cannot choose both. Are we going to keep striving until we win the battle? If we win the victory, we can believe that even God in His heaven will rejoice. Prayer For The Day I pray that I may choose the good and resist the evil. I pray that I will not be a loser in the battle for righteousness.

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My Thoughts For The Day

🌞Hello Sunshine❗🙋‍♀️🌹…and Good Morning to You…when I wake up and examine my thoughts and feelings this very morning and ask myself, where am I as I get into some honest meditation and prayer before starting my day, “Where am I,” “What am I feeling❓”…😁😔🤔🙏…I am learning this is where the Balance begins for this Alcoholic…when I can evaluate with my HIGHER POWER just where my feelings, emotions, anxieties and fears of either yesterday  or tomorrow are still lingering in this mind of today…🧠😳🤯…and This is when I can make the DECISION to Turn over any unrealistic expectations and all my fears of the unknown and the what if’s, could’ve would’ves, should’ves…and just Trust the PROCESS, the PROMISES, and my HIGHER POWER…and enjoy my day…I will do my best not to FIX , MANAGE and CONTROL thing today…🤹‍♀️🤷‍♀️🦋💐and I will Let go and Let God❗🌹💃👭💝…By the way You are Absolutely AMAZING and if no one has told you today, “I LOVE YOU❗”🥰👍🐇🌈🦄⛱🌞💋💋💋    

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