I do not have anything interesting to post, but felt I should at least do something to mark the occasion of my little blog’s one year anniversary. I was hesitant to start this blog 1) because it would be outing myself as having an ED, 2) setting myself up to be judged by others and 3) force me to become more responsible for my recovery. In the end, I am glad I started this blog. Not only have I received an outpouring of support and kindness in my efforts in recovery, I have been able to read the inspiring words of others who are fighting for the ED-free life we can all achieve some day. I am grateful for those who have read, those whose words motivate me to continue the path to recovery and to those who continue to encourage me to never give up hope. You are all my “rheas” of hope. Remember to always do the next right thing for your recovery; YOU are worth it! Take care of yourself.
Here is a wonderful video I found demonstrating the fact that we are all more alike than we seem and can find something to be grateful for in every interaction with another person. It reminds me of Mr. Rodgers saying, “If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” I want to thank you all for reading and being uniquely you. Thanks for a marvelous year wordpress.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-18
“Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”