Friday, December 5, 2008

What I'm thankful for

Last night I was talking with a friend who has had her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren move in with her and her husband. My friend is about 55. She said her DIL is very sick. “Huh, she’s very young to be not well”, said I. Her DIL is 32 years old. “yes, she has an eating disorder”. We proceeded to talk about it, and my friend and her husband are very worried. The DIL has had it for about 10 years, and its only just coming out now. I remember meeting her about a year ago and thinking she was super skinny, and not well looking. I feel so bad for their family – it will no doubt be a long road ahead.

This morning when I woke up, I felt pretty good about myself. I’m a few pounds heavier than I’d like to be. I have love handles. But I’m healthy and enjoy my food (a lot!). I was looking forward to my breakfast this morning. I said this to my husband, and he agreed. I felt happy to have a curvy, healthy body. I’m not super thin anymore. But that’s ok. When you hear about things like this, it makes you feel blessed for having a healthy attitude towards food & exercise. I hope my friend’s family will be ok.

4 comments:

enc said...

Eating disorders are cunning, baffling, and powerful. I'm glad this girl has plenty of support in her family in her time of need.

Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

You know what - I am thankful that you have such a great outlook on things....the world needs more people with your viewpoint...and btw I share it too!

Technodoll said...

Yes, and yes: totally. A heathly mind in a healthy body is indeed something to be grateful for.

Mandy said...

I am a curvy gal myself and I have a realistic view of my weight as well. I need to be healthier and I am working on that. But yes, I am thankful for my outlook and my healthy