A Journey from Victim to Survivor…to Living Freely

The Gift of Recovery

on December 25, 2012

I cried as I read this…and wanted to share it with all of you.  Because, as I continue to slip and to forget that I am deserving of recovery, this is the message I needed to see…right now.  Maybe it’s helpful for you.  With that, I am abandoning my plans for fasting.


December 25, 2012

The Gift of Recovery


Though the Holiday Season beckons brightly with cheer, these times can weigh heavily on the hearts of many.  We recognize the painful road living with an eating disorder can be, and holidays can bring about challenges and despair alike.  If you or someone you love is struggling with an eating disorder this holiday season, take heart in knowing that you are not alone-in your uncertainties, in your pain, in tears or confusion.  Hope for recovery abounds in the abyss of anguish, in the depths of darkness.  Even if you have thought yourself far beyond saving from the grips of an eating disorder, hope overflows towards you.

Though the world would tell you otherwise or make you believe you’re not thin enough, you’re not strong enough, you’re not good enough-these are the lies that destroy hope.

You are beautiful, you are courageous and strong, you are good enough and worthy of a life of freedom from bondage, strife, and fear.

Perhaps this season, the gift you have been waiting for will not come wrapped neatly in pretty packaging.  The gift of life and the Hope for Recovery are awaiting you today.  You simply need to reach out for it.  You can begin your journey in recovery today by asking for the help you need.  Confide in a loved one, a trusted friend, or counselor.  Connect with the numerous resources available to you.  The choice to accept this invaluable gift is entirely yours for the making.

Life need no longer pass you by, leaving you in wonderment of where the precious time has gone while consumed in an eating disorder.  One of the greatest things we have to celebrate and be thankful for is this precious gift of life and the renewed chance to live in it fully while in recovery!

From all of us at Eating Disorder Hope, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


2 responses to “The Gift of Recovery

  1. This is wonderful…and very true. I’m almost 7 years in recovery from anorexia and bulimia. Recovery is a spiritual healing, and it is real. I’m living proof. Blessings to you.

  2. 3 years into recovery for me….I am healing!!! ❤

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