Seeing through someone else’s eyes!

A week ago I wrote a post on Eating Disorders, more specifically anorexia. I was writing to bring attention to something that is very real and that more people suffer from than you may think. While I don’t suffer from it myself I have walked a close path with it this year. I would like to share a poem  that touched me deeply. A poem written by person that has  personally struggled with eating disorders. I hope you can understand a little more about it as they express their feelings. Thanks for reading and once again please, if you know someone that you suspect struggling with this,  be there for them, get them help!

I have an eating disorder. It is not had or used to. It is present tense. I am Learning. It is learning to love myself. It is learning to let others love me. It is that I DESERVE LOVE!.

I am TRYING. It is trying to listen to my body. It is about ups and downs. It is trying to give myself what I need. It is letting others give me what I need. It is trying to recognize needs of others without hurting myself.

I am going SLOWLY. It is being patient and gentle with myself. It is going through the day, hour by hour, sometimes minute by minute. It is not being everything to everyone, not even to myself.

I am ACCEPTING. It is accepting drugs as a way to heal myself. It is accepting the words depression, anorexia, bullemia as tools to describe not label. It is accepting the help and care of others. it is accepting food as a necessity not an enemy.

I am BEAUTIFUL. It is beauty irrelevant of size or number or grade.

I am ALIVE. It is fighting to remain that way.

I am PAIN. It is trying not to hurt myself.

I am on a JOURNEY. It is laughing, crying, cartwheeling, eating. It is OK.

I AM OK!!!

8 thoughts on “Seeing through someone else’s eyes!

  1. Reblogged this on Randoms by a Random and commented:
    #MentalHealthFriday I have never re blogged but there is always a first right?! MHF took a break and would be back next week but this is post by a dear friend of mine I couldn’t skip regarding Eating disorders. As she said, Eating Disorder is a journey and it doesn’t define a person. Please give the original page a view. 🙂

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    • I don’t have a post called “Hidden Treasures” not sure which one you are looking for? I been wondering if you have had trouble accessing my blog for I haven’t seen any comments from you in a long time. If you are having trouble maybe push the key to follow me again. I know sometimes the computer boots people out for no reason, that happened to me and I had to resubscribe to someone else’s before.


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