I know that I am worthy of love.
I put on something a little more tight fitting than usual and looked in the mirror and said,
“This is me,
this is all I’ve got.
I have to live with it.”
Then, I walked out the door.
I am remembering:
I wouldn’t be where I am
if I hadn’t gone where I’ve been.
You don’t give yourself enough credit,
you are stronger than you believe.
You were strong enough to survive through
your disordered thoughts and actions.
You are strong enough to survive through
the recovery from them.
Don’t you ever give up, not ever.
Happiness in recovery does not happen over night. You don’t just wake up one morning and decide that you are okay with what is happening. Things don’t work that way.
It is a process.
It takes work,
and it takes time.
But it is possible,
you will get there.
The goal is not to wake up in the morning a winner.
You cannot cross the finish line without first running the race.
The goal is to wake up in the morning, put your feet on the floor and move forward.
With each step, you are on the way to becoming a winner.
The goal is to wake up in the morning and start to win.
Someone told me they were proud of my ability to own what I have done. It felt nice to be recognized for my honesty instead of judged for it.
I have to be honest in this process.
Honesty is what is going to set me free.
I am heading to my step group to share the beginning of my 4th step.
I am remembering that I am not what happened to me,
I am what I choose to become.
Be whoever it is that you are,
even when others say that it is not enough.
Don’t you ever change. You are enough.