26 Things I learned at TK

“Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” – Philippians 4:9

So, 26 has kind of become my number. On February 26 I was admitted to TK, and one month later on the 26th, I was discharged. Now it’s May 26th, and I have been in recovery for 2 months. I learned more at Timberline than I ever would’ve imagined. Since there are also 26 letters in the alphabet, here are just a few of the things I learned:

A – A little laughter goes a long way

B – Be proud of yourself

C – Coping is not the same thing as healing

D – Don’t give up on yourself

E – Everyone’s recovery matters

F – Feelings are temporary

G – God’s voice is louder than ED voice

H – How you feel is more important than how you look

I – I don’t need ED

J – Just for today, I choose harmony

K – Keep going

L – Let go and let God

M – Make every day count

N – Numbers don’t define you

O – Other people’s reactions are not your fault

P – Progress over perfection

Q – Quiet times are everything

R – Recovery is a process, relapse is part of it.

S – Surround yourself with people you love

T – There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow

U – Urges pass

V – Validate what you are feeling

W – Weight does not measure worth

X – eXpect the unexpected. Like when you can’t think of any words that start with X.

Y – You are more than what you are feeling right now

Z – Zipper (my fish) can make everyone smile

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