Be still, and know that I am God.
~ The Bible, Book of Psalms ~
I don’t always know what “normal” is. I’m learning that my disease keeps me from having a normal relationship with food, but I also know that there are times when my feelings and thoughts are due to normal circumstances. I might not feel well physically, I could be fatigued from a demanding task, or I might simply be having an off day. There are normal reactions to these situations and I can feel them. Not everything is caused by my disease!
However, the way I handle these kinds of experiences can very much be affected by my disease. On those bad days, I don’t have to make important decisions and I don’t have to filter experiences through these thoughts and feelings. I can postpone things until I’m on a more even keel and, just for today, take care of myself and do the next right thing.
One Day at a Time . . .
I am grateful for the ways I am “normal” and thank God for the knowledge that I don’t have to let my disease make me think everything about me is “sick.” Let me simply be still on those uneven days and know that God is God and He is there.
~ Sandee S. ~
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