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You ARE Good at Recovery

Posted Dec 30 2012 11:00am

This month's edition of " Good News for Eating Disorders Recovery " is out, and I wanted to share the inspiring message with you here as a prelude to a brand new year to come! I hope you enjoy it and thanks so much for reading and spending your year with me here!

You ARE Good at Recovery

Recently I got a message from a Facebook friend.

She asked a question I have heard all too often over the years - "What if I am just NO GOOD at recovery?"

The implication was clear. What if she simply wasn't made of the right stuff to pull this "recovery" thing off? What if she tried .... and failed?

I spent years thinking this way, worrying myself sick that I was no good at recovery, that I would never ever recover, that everyone would laugh at me for even trying (or already was).

But then I recovered.

You see, this is just how it works. We don't do these things because we are so good at them. We do them because they contain lessons we want and need to learn, and because they are worth doing.

Something deep within us - something far beneath the surface of our mind, has so much humility and says, "Well, I've never done this before and I will probably suck at it, but so what. I want my life to count for something and recovery matters, so I am going to suck at it and suck at it until I figure out how to do it and then I am going to ROCK."

You ARE good at recovery. You CAN do this. You ARE doing this, each and every day, and you are doing it the same exact way we all do it - one halting, difficult but so worthwhile lesson at a time.

Bravo! And Happy New Year, my recovery rockstar friend!

With great respect and love,

xo
Shannon

p.s. To read the full edition of "Good News" click HERE

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