Thursday, January 31, 2013
I am so thankful today for so many things. I am thankful for my family, friends, my job, and especially my Heavenly Father. I am thankful that no matter how many times I fall, He will always help me back up and continue to LOVE and FORGIVE me.
I am also very thankful today for my job and my students. I feel so blessed to be a teacher. Each day I go to work, a new small miracle occurs. Yesterday, a student that really hated math at the beginning of the school year smiled and said, "I really get this. I am starting to like math."
I am really thankful that I have such a loving, supportive husband. He is kind and thoughtful, and I know any insecurities I had about myself were in my head. He loves me so unconditionally.
I am thankful for the 12 Step programs. I find so much support and understanding in those programs. I do not feel alone in my addiction. I find it comforting to know that others have recovered and live without the food obsessions.
I am thankful I can exercise, and that my body really is strong despite all the abuse I have put it through. I truly can be a healthy and strong woman. I will always have my stretch marks and some "extra" sag, but my body has been so resilient and strong.
This week has been filled again with all kinds of... emotions. I can't believe how much anxiety I have. I have been ignoring that emotion for a long, long time. The other emotion I have identified is resentment. I feel able to deal with these emotions in a healthy way. I am ready to really start living again. I feel happier and especially more peace-ful.
I am thankful for Thursday, and I am thankful for my 29th day of getting my life back. I hope you each have a blessed day.