Wednesday, 12 April 2017

ONE DAY AT A TIME #essentialsofrecovery

RECOVERY

I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.

~ Fannie Lou Hamer ~

I used to get so disgusted with myself. I was sick and tired of trying to lose weight because I always failed. I had lost weight several times but I would still feel ugly, fat and unacceptable to everybody else. The sickness and tiredness remained because I had not changed anything inside my head, just my body size! My past was still there and it continued to haunt me, and I was filled with the guilt and shame of the past.

A friend told me about this great program where I could discover what was really making me sick and how I could recover. She said, “You will have someone with you to help continually 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

“How can this be?” I asked.

She said, “Well, this wonderful program helps you recover by teaching you what really has been bothering you. Maybe it’s things you are sorry you did or didn’t do in the past, people you’ve hurt or who have hurt you.”

“Do I need to leave home or pay a lot of money?” I asked.

She said, “No. You work it at home, at work and everywhere you go. The cost is nothing, except a desire to stop eating compulsively. Your continual help is your Higher Power and he never goes to sleep, he listens and helps you when you ask for his help.”

“Wow, you mean I don’t have to be sick and tired any more?”

“That’s right and all it takes is Twelve small but important Steps, a lot of love, hugs, acceptance, trust and sincere honesty. It’s easy and works as long as you work it.”

One Day at a Time . . .

I don’t need to be sick and tired of myself any more. I have a wonderful program with a lot of tools, friends and my Higher Power to help me. I can achieve recovery one day at a time … it’s a matter of progress, not perfection.

~ Jeanette ~
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