The Honesty Found Here...
Sunday, June 10, 2012
I am spending a rainy Sunday morning in my jammies.. reading blogs and having some coffee.
One thought that repeats itself over and over as I am reading is wow... I cannot believe the honesty within the words I read.
We are a family here it feels.. many of us dont repeat the words written within our blogs to a single soul. People with weight issues are not entirely heard out in the world. First impressions are made by people who dont understand how alot of us ended up at this point in our lives. And of course we live in a world that has become cookie cutter I think. Look this way.. otherwise well.. you just aren't good enough.
But not here..
I have cried reading some of the blogs that were written with such raw emotion.. pain and a longing to turn lives around for the healthier.
I have laughed reading about the crazy antics and fun that we.. "the bigger people" have in our every day zany lives..
I know that the only people in this world that know my true weight are my doctor, my spark friends.
We write in honesty here.. and talk openly and candidly about what is really going on inside - and I think on top of the great recipes and all the other good things about this site the truth lies there.. in the honesty. We read and see others that are the same.. each on our own different journey but travelling the same path together. We can see ourselves in these blogs.. we can see our setbacks.. and we can see and share our achievements...
We can get out in words what is swirling around inside.. and like so many of us have said before we have another alternative to "feeding" our feelings.
Some of us are lonely.. and find friendship here.. Some of us have people in our lives that truly just do not know how to support us.. weight issues are a touchy subject - but there is support here.. some of us just need to see how many people in this world really are .. just like us. And that we arent "bad" or out of control. Everyone has something they would like to improve upon in their lives.. and for us this is just it.. we want to get there.
I feel honored to be able to read words written here with so much meaning.. for being allowed inside a place so vulnerable.. to be trusted with feelings that are so incredibly fragile for some. And I feel grateful to be able to write my inside feelings and have them read gently and without judgement.
I find honesty here.. and I find safety... and most of all I find friendship here.
And I just wanted to say thank you..