Nia is an Eating Disorder Associate at Orri. To inspire our clients and community in eating disorder recovery, she has written a poem…
You see places and people
Will only feel as beautiful
As you’re feeling in yourself
With a twinkle in your eye
Might somehow seem much brighter
Someone’s smile a lot wider
A hug far softer
Than it’s felt before
Sometimes we have no control
Over that twinkle in our eye
It gets extinguished
And with that beauty burnt dry
But I ask of you not to give up
Of the wonder all around
Because you see it’s still there
The beauty, still surrounds
I’m telling you it’s waiting
Unfortunately, you’ve been blinded by the dark
For when the twinkle in your eye returns
You’ll see people and places with a new kind of spark
I hope over this festive period you realise it’s ok to find days difficult. It’s ok if not everything is merry and bright. If some days feel harder than others.
An eating disorder doesn’t unfortunately take a rest because it’s Christmas. I hope you find the strength to keep going. To trust that the days will get better. To trust that the dark cloud that you’re consumed in will begin to lift and all you will see life in a whole new way.
For today, giving your best is enough.