Day Five of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week:
Tomorrow is the day that my friends and I are asking everyone to wear purple to remember those who have died from eating disorders and to support those who are fighting for recovery.
So please take out your purple clothing or pin a purple ribbon to your shirt or do something to spread awareness.
I don’t have much to say today I just want to remind everyone about Purple Friday and also thank my cousins and family who has supported me and spread awareness this past week with facebook posts and other actions. Without all of you I wouldn’t be in recovery today.
And now I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite quotes about recovery.
“That’s the common denominator among people I know who have recovered. They chose recovery, and they worked like hell for it, and they didn’t give up.” – Myra Hornbacher
“…because the trade-off is this: you let go of your eating disorder, and you get your life back” – Myra Hornbacher
”I relish my life. It’s a life of which I’m fiercely protective. I have wrestled it back from madness, and madness cannot take it from me again. I will not throw it away. So what if it isn’t a normal life? It’s the one I have. It’s difficult, beautiful, painful, full of laughter… Whatever else it is, whatever else it brings – it’s mine. ” -marya hornbacher
“Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get where you wanna go” – C.R
– “Being sick let’s you check out of lfie. Getting well means you have to check back in.” – Portia De Rossi
“Let go of the self-inflicted pain. You may never forget and that’s ok… it’s a lesson learned. Forgive yourself… Give yourself the gift of freedom to live again. It’s time.”
“What is to give light must endure burning.” – Viktor Franco
“The baby rises to her feet, takes a step is overcome with triumph and joy – and falls flat on her face. It is a pattern for allthat is to come. But learn from the bewildered baby. Lurch to your feet again. You’ll make the sofa in the end”. – Pam Brown.
See my gems of hope section if you would like more quotes. 🙂
Have a happy day five of NEDA week. 🙂