child of God, wife, mother, recovering anorexic who longs to see the beauty in herself that she sees in the world around her

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

small successes

Those of you who have ever dealt with addiction know that the small steps must be celebrated to achieve the big steps.  If I only concentrate on how far I have to go, I will quickly get discouraged and probably give up again.  So today I am going to applaud myself for a baby step.  Today is the second day in a row that I have had lunch!  Ok, so in the grand scheme of things, that is the tiniest step ever.  In my disordered world though, it is the equivalent of the angels singing Hallelujah.  I also enjoyed my lunch today!  I couldn't finish it but I didn't beat myself up with guilt over eating it or enjoying it.  Any amount of progress is progress and I will celebrate my small successes because eventually if you put enough small successes together, you get big success.

1 comment:

  1. wonderfully true and just wonderful. I smiled reading this.