I‘m not at all a cryer. It’s almost embarrassing when I go to see movies with friends. They’re bawling their eyes out as I sit there looking like a robot. I want to, say “I think the movie is sad too! I really do!” It’s not that I don’t feel emotions, I just often have a hard time showing them.
That’s why it was such a shock to me how much this short video speaks to my soul. Every time I see it I get teary – which is so not like me! It’s because I can see evidence of the message of this video in my own life. And I love it.
For me, this video is the ultimate picture of redemption, hope, and the ability for something beautiful to come out of something awful. Eating disorders and addictions are awful. You might feel like it has such a tight hold on you that you can never be free. But the truth is, you CAN! In fact, it can turn into something beautiful.
We’ve all felt lost and hopeless…
All throughout my college years, when someone asked me what I was going to do after college I would say, “I’m going to either find a way to get paid for being a student or retire.” Jobs didn’t sounds very exciting to me. I just felt of lost and didn’t see where I could fit in.
Towards the end of grad school, I began listening to the Recovery Warriors podcast every day, even though I was well into recovery. I just so enjoyed hearing stories of hope and healing.
…but that’s not the end of the story
To make a long story short, I ended up becoming the editor here at Recovery Warriors online magazine. What a dream come true! I absolutely LOVE it.
All throughout those darks days of my eating disorder, there was a bigger plan and purpose for my life. I couldn’t see it, but it was there the whole time.
So warrior, if you are in a dark time right now, there is hope! Something beautiful can come out of the mess you feel that you’re in. It’s never too late. That’s what this video is about.
This video does begin with a verse from the bible and is grounded in Christianity. So if that offends you, you might not enjoy the video. However, I think the message of hope can resonate with anyone, regardless of your spiritual beliefs.