‘I don’t look like I did last time you saw me.’ She said.
‘Maybe we can make plans another time?’
‘I’ve been struggling.
There have been challenges in my life that drove me to find comfort in food.
Also I’ve have had some really bad days and feel ashamed.’
Here’s the thing. I don’t care what you look like. You’re my friend and it’s what’s inside that I care most about.
In fact, I want to see you even more now that I know you’re hurting. Knowing that you’re struggling and need my help. I totally understand that this might scare you even more. Please know – I’m here whenever you’re ready.
I’m sure you’ve been on one end of this conversation at some point in your life. Perhaps it was you who needed support…maybe it was someone you care about.
Sometimes we are afraid to ask for the help we need most.
Instead we retreat and find solace in things that can’t see the truth inside of us.
We find sources of comfort that are temporary because we aren’t ready to face the truth and do the hard work.
The truth is, life is hard enough.
Days are long. We are busy. We are stressed.
After a while, this routine is comfortable. It might not make us happy but it’s easier. For now.
I know because I did all of that for a long time.
I hid from friends and loved ones.
There were times I sheltered my true feelings.
I told my secrets to boxes of chocolate and pints of ice cream like they really understood what plagued my existence.
I played this game until I had enough.
A turning point. A moment of bravery. A split second that encouraged a single step outside of the comfort zone. A break in the routine. Inspiration. A breath of fresh air.
Isn’t that what we all want?
For sure it is.
I’ve gotta tell you, that moment is here for you!
This is your wake up call! Get out of your comfort zone and do it from the comfort of your own home!
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You’ll thank me later!